Deal to continue until 2021
Following the results of a benchmarking exercise, Barts Health NHS Trust has agreed that Skanska’s facilities management team will continue to provide a waste management service until 2021.
The benchmarking exercise is aimed at ensuring the trust achieved the very best value for money, while driving quality and service improvements and continuing to drive innovation.
The £6.5m contract is centred on an innovative behavioural change programme covering both clinical and domestic waste services.
The team works with staff at The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital to provide indepth auditing of each of the waste streams and regular training on appropriate waste disposal.
Skanska’s waste management service has been recognised for its innovation and success by winning a British Institute of Facilities Management Award. It has saved the NHS more than £1.5m over the last three-and-a-half years, led to increased compliance with government waste standards, and has improved patient care.
Fiona Daly, associate director of sustainability and patient transport at Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to announce the continued partnership with Skanska for the management of our hospital waste.
“Its innovative approach and drive to improve quality match those of the trust and ensure we are providing a safe and efficient environment for our patients.”
Skanska managing director, Katy Dowding, added: “We are really pleased to have secured the Barts Health NHS Trust’s waste management contract for another five years.
“The contract extension gives us a great opportunity to further improve our waste management capability.”