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Interserve to provide facilities management services to COVID-19 NHS Nightingale North West Hospital

by Interserve Press Office | Apr 09, 2020

Interserve to provide facilities management to COVID-19 NHS Nightingale North West Hospital  Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been commissioned by the UK Government to provide facilities management services to the NHS Nightingale North West Hospital that will be treating COVID-19 patients.

Interserve is recruiting more than 200 people to deliver the contract.

The new hospital is one of several under development in the UK and is the second that Interserve will be supporting. Interserve Construction is acting as the principal contractor on the NEC Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham and is due to finish the first phase of the critical NHS facility in an intense seven-day, around-the-clock building project in which they have already delivered 40,000 hours of work. The NEC Nightingale will initially take 800 patients and will have full capacity for up to 4,000.

The NHS Nightingale North West Hospital is due to open on 12th April in Manchester. As part of the deal, Interserve pledged to mobilise the full suite of FM services in ten days.

Interserve will be providing a range of facilities management services to the NHS Nightingale North West Hospital including: catering, cleaning, maintenance, portering, concierge and waste management services. Initially the facility will house around 500 beds, with the capacity to expand to 1,000, and will be used as a “step down” centre - so that intensive care beds at hospitals can be used for acute cases.

Ian Williamson, Project Lead for the NHS Nightingale North West Hospital, said: “NHS Nightingale Hospital North West will provide the highest possible standard of care for Covid-19 patients from across the whole region, and will free up capacity in our hospitals.

“The professionalism and commitment of the people who have come together from a wide range of organisations has made it possible to build a new hospital in just a few weeks and we are all proud to be involved in helping the NHS to save lives.”

Martin Burholt, Managing Director for Interserve’s UK Communities and International FM business unit, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the NHS and the North West community with this vital healthcare service. Our expertise in providing crucial support services to front-line clinical operations has ensured we can mobilise the FM services swiftly and effectively.”

“Our facilities management teams continue to provide essential cleaning, maintenance, security and catering services to frontline operations across the UK. I am immensely proud of our colleagues for delivering exceptional services during these challenging times.”

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For more information contact:

Stephen Hallmark
Corporate Affairs Manager (Interserve Facilities Management and Community)
Telephone: 07484 085098

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 60,500 people worldwide.

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