Sodexo wins Facilities Management Supplier of the Year at 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards

March 13, 2018

Sodexo won HSJ's Facilities Management Supplier of the Year at the inaugural event held at Banking Hall, London.

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The awards are the first to celebrate the innovation and excellence demonstrated by NHS commercial partners and Sodexo’s award recognised the full partnership working between Sodexo and the estates and facilities team of its client, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

Commenting on Sodexo’s winning entry, the judges said; ‘This winning project was used as a lever to achieve a seed change in the relationship between the private sector partner and the Trust. They were impressed with genuine evidence of partnership working, and close involvement of nursing staff.’

The Trust (UHNM) was created in 2014 with the merger of the former University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (UHNS) and Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (MSFT).  It serves around three million people across Staffordshire and North Wales, and is one of the largest hospital Trusts in the country with a large Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract and a complex mix of in-house and outsourced estates and facilities services.

Working in partnership with the UHNM’s in-house estates and facilities team work, Sodexo is responsible for the soft FM services throughout the PFI and retained estate and hard FM services to the PFI.

Sodexo’s 1,000-strong on-site team deliver a range of services from patient and visitor catering; cleaning and infection prevention; security; portering; helpdesk; reception; waste; maintenance; utilities; and lifecycle management.

James Taylor, CEO of Healthcare in UK and Ireland said; “This is a brilliant achievement for both Sodexo and the UHNM Trust. The award is a true reflection of what you can achieve for our patient’s quality of life when working in partnership.”

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