There is a lot of valuable real estate in the NHS, particularly in urban areas around London and the South East. Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in an interview with Health Service Journal that the Government is considering ‘incentives’ to encourage trusts to sell surplus land.
NHS: efficiency savings through waste reduction was the subject of a recent joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group at the Houses of Parliament.
I had the chance to talk about the work that we’ve been doing in the healthcare sector, particularly at Guy’s and St Thomas’ – we’ve been working hard to reduce waste, cut costs and build a culture where staff are encouraged and empowered to use clinical resources as efficiently as possible, ultimately benefitting patients.
Challenge your perspective on the importance of energy efficiency within your organisation. In the winter edition of Adjacent Government, published last week, Alexandra Hammond, Essentia’s Associate Director of Sustainability, extols the benefits of energy efficiency in public sector estates and argues that sustainability programmes must be fully integrated into business objectives.
Essentia has a passion for all things innovation, which is why we are pleased to be supporting the Acute Sector in Innovation Award at HSJ 2014.
Essentia have successfully been awarded a place on the LPP Building Services Framework Agreement for project management services. This is an excellent achievement as competition was fierce amongst several high profile private sector providers.
All NHS Trusts have been wrestling with the Cost Improvement Programme for some time and it is clear that things are not going to get any easier in the future.
After graduating, I worked in property services for one of the big global players – there’s a real sense of familiarity and security in moving from one large organisation with well established policies and practices to another.
My first conference Natalie Henshall with Essentia at IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management)
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I made the train journey to Manchester recently to attend the Healthcare Estates 2014 conference organised by IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management). People had given me lots of advice and tips based on their experience, but this was my first time attending a conference.
Jason Stanton, Procurement and Programme Manager, will be attending the‘Connecting with Procurement Roadshow 2014/15’ offering expert advice on how contractors should align themselves to future buyer requirements in order to sustain business contracts.
Tina Nolan, Essentia’s Director of Healthcare Planning, is part of the team appointed to design the new children’s hospital on the St James’ Hospital site in Dublin.