Estates & Facilities Innovation Award
The Estates & Facilities Innovation Award recognises NHS and other healthcare organisations that have developed innovative procedures for managing and maintaining healthcare facilities.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
2020 saw United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust embark upon three major energy-saving projects across its main hospital sites to slash carbon emissions. The trust is working with Veolia to introduce a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) centre at Lincoln County Hospital, funded by Salix Finance. This will provide more efficient heating and hot water facilities for its patients and staff at lower cost. It will also be installing energy-efficient LED lighting across its main hospital sites, and intends to utilise Salix Finance to convert the main energy supply at Pilgrim Hospital to gas from heavy fuel oil. Together, the three projects are expected to save the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust more than £1.2 million a year.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Property Services - NHS Open Spaces
NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has developed a hybrid estate and technology solution called NHS Open Space (openspace.nhs.uk). It leverages NHSPS’ national portfolio of accessible, flexible and affordable accommodation, combining it with innovative technology to provide GPs and healthcare service providers more choice and control on how they use space within NHS properties. The NHS Open Space programme enables flexible room bookings for both clinical and non‐clinical space within NHS properties at sensible market rates. Rooms are available to be booked on an hourly, sessional, or daily basis and are open to both NHS and third‐party healthcare providers. The new platform, launched in April 2019, follows a successful two‐year pilot programme.
Barts Health NHS Trust - Waste Management Practice
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Chase Farm Hospital
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust - FM partnership
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust was the first in the country to introduce an electronic system which links the telephone system with software to centralise the allocation of the job requests to Porter Allocators. The system links to the porter’s mobile phone, who can report on progress, resulting in significant time savings on wards. Patients can be advised of the estimated arrival time of the porter, so they are informed of when they are likely to be transferred. The system has also helped to reduce overnight stays and associated inpatient costs.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT)
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals £15 million Energy Project will save in excess of 10,000 tonnes of carbon annually and enable the Trust to generate the vast majority of its own power, reducing the reliance on the National Grid. The Combined Heat & Power System includes a 2.2km heat-sharing pipeline between the John Radcliffe Hospital and Church Hospital. New lighting in both buildings is up to 90 per cent more efficient, while new heat exchangers reduce the risk of legionella. In October 2016 the energy bill for John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital, was £484,177. In October 2017 the same bill was £252,832.27.
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trustt
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Endoscopy Decontamination Services
New equipment and technology specified by the Centralised Endoscopy Decontamination Services team at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has improved patient safety and efficiency. The working group for the project (business manager for surgery, an operations manager for surgery, endoscopy unit manager and decontamination lead) specified height-adjustable sinks, racking to store unused baskets made from recycled equipment, purpose- built trolleys and a bespoke hub carrier - all designed and made to Burton Hospitals’ specifications to aid with improved efficiency and quality of service. The facilities for cleaning endoscopes are all purpose built for the space and have been designed with the input of staff, and consistently provide clinicians with safe, clean equipment. In recent inspections the trust scored highly for discharging patients, keeping the noise down on wards during the night and communication.
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust - Space Utilisation programme
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
In the Autumn last year, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust began accepting suspected Ebola patients. With its private sector partner, the team developed a plan which, during patient transfer, ensured privacy and dignity was maintained, whilst safeguarding staff, patients and visitors.
North Bristol NHS Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust