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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.


2019 Winner

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.
 

Estates and Facilities Innovation 2019 Winner: NHS Property Services


Commended

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



2018 Winner

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.
 

Estates and Facilities Innovation 2018 Winner: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust


Commended

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)



2017 Winner

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.
 

Estates and Facilities Innovation 2017 Winner: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Commended

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trustt
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


2016 Winner

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.
 

Estates and Facilities Innovation 2016 Winner: Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  - Endoscopy Decontamination Services


Commended

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust - Space Utilisation programme


2015 Winner

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.


Commended

North Bristol NHS Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust