G4S Integrated Services has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver healthcare cleaning services for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in Greater Manchester. The contract, worth up to £56 million, will involve G4S providing cleaning services to four hospitals in the Trust: North Manchester General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital (Bury), Rochdale Infirmary and a specialist neurological rehabilitation unit. Together these hospitals serve some 800,000 people.
The contract is the largest FM contract awarded to G4S in healthcare, with staff responsible for over 184,000 square metres of premises and 1960 in-patient beds. It represents a quarter of the total serviced across all the company's existing soft FM contracts at 173 FM serviced healthcare sites in the UK.
More than 550 staff are expected to transfer across to G4S under TUPE employment regulations from 1 May 2013 when the contract commences.
Bob Taylor, managing director of G4S Integrated Services, said: “We're delighted to be working with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. We have an 11 year track record to be proud of, delivering professional FM services to healthcare businesses across the country, and look forward to supporting the people of Greater Manchester.”
Pam Miller, associate director of facilities, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to award the cleaning services contract to G4S and we look forward to working with them to deliver a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors across all our hospital sites. We're confident that G4S will deliver the essential services necessary for the smooth running of all our premises to the highest standards.”