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Helping to keep NHS Trust’s properties safe and compliant

Published 13th January, 2022 by Neil Nixon

Helping to keep NHS Trust’s properties safe and compliant

Managing maintenance, cleaning and compliance checks across a large estate of 110 buildings was a huge challenge, made simple with mpro5’s seamless, all-in-one solution.

The new National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021 for the NHS in England, introduced in April 2021, are setting high standards that NHS Trusts are expected to comply with, with Trusts now under increasing pressure to improve and maintain high quality and safe maintenance and cleaning services.

The new standards will continue to see regular cleaning audits taking place, resulting in public facing cleanliness star ratings being required to be on show for all to see. The Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) was struggling with an out-dated system that was failing to keep pace with its requirements. Managing 110 varied buildings under a variety of freehold and leasehold arrangements in a healthcare setting, where safety is paramount, was a sprawling challenge.

Dan Teare, sector director at mpro5, said: “CWPT had only six weeks remaining on their existing supplier’s contract before they would have been forced to renew for a full 12 months. They needed us to configure a solution, with 171 functional requirements, to replace the existing system before they were forced to renew. Faced with such an urgent deadline of six weeks before their existing system was switched off, we fully configured and deployed mpro5 within four weeks, allowing two weeks for refining and testing before ‘go live’. Our system carries out maintenance schedules as well as allowing the real-time allocation of reactive tasks, providing feedback to the estates team and the person responsible from the buildings. Managing SLAs, statutory PPM tasks and handling external work tasks that are passed out to a wide network of sub-contractors, mpro5 ensures compliance and the timely completion of jobs and reporting. The platform also provides overviews of any building and the reactive tasks which have taken place.”

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