London NHS trust marks out future of its estate

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust appoints Turner & Townsend to develop plans for the management of its sites over the next five years

The new estates strategy will ensure the trust's assets are fit for the future

Turner & Townsend has been appointed by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop a new estate strategy to guide the management of, and investment in, its estate over the next five years.

The plan will support future funding bids including those related to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP).

Supporting the trust to improve the quality of care provided for 3.5 million people across south London and beyond, the estate strategy will ensure the best use is made of existing buildings.

It will also help to enhance the working environment of its 9,000 staff and it will consider the potential requirement for additional space across the trust’s two hospital sites - St George’s in Tooting; and Queen Mary’s in Roehampton.

The strategy will address key issues including infrastructure requirements, shortfalls in the required level of service/quality standards, and bed capacity.

It will also ensure sufficient flexibility to meet future demand.

Commenting on the appointment, Darren Laybourn, director and global head of healthcare at Turner & Townsend, said: “St George’s Hospital is one of the country’s-largest acute NHS trusts, providing vital services to a significant population across south London and beyond.

“In developing a comprehensive estate strategy, it will maximise return on any investment needed and ensure that patients receive the best-possible care well into the future.”

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