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Press Release

Joint statement from Interserve plc and Leicestershire Hospitals NHS Trusts

by Interserve Press Office | Feb 09, 2016

Interserve plc, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and NHS Property Services have today announced that the current contracts to provide estates and facilities management services will expire earlier than the original contract term. 

The original contracts were designed over five years ago and though they have delivered the intended savings it has become apparent that the contracts are no longer appropriate to the needs of the Trusts today.  As a result, Interserve and the Trusts have agreed to bring the contracts to an end on 30th April 2016, with staff transferring to the NHS under TUPE regulations on or around 1st May, which will allow the Trusts greater flexibility through self-delivery of services. The services will continue to be provided by existing staff on current terms and conditions transferring from Interserve to the NHS. 

Interserve remains a committed partner to the Trusts and its construction arm will continue to work with the Trust in the programme of modernisation and transformation, for example the new Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary.

The Trusts and Interserve would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of the Interserve staff and to thank them for their efforts over the past three years.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

For more information contact Interserve Press Office, email: press.office@interserve.com Tel: 0118 960 2348.

Or UHL Communications Team on 0116 258 8715.

TUPE is an acronym for "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006" as amended by the "Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014".

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