RLB to support newly-merged trust with future plans for its three hospital sites
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been awarded a contract by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to put together the business case for the future of its Royal Liverpool, Broadgreen, and Aintree hospital sites.
RLB will support the trust’s team in its formulation of an initial estates strategy which will underpin the business case for future developments.
As part of the combined Liverpool City Council and NHS Our Future Together three-year strategy, RLB will help shape a strategic framework that will look to deliver healthcare to 630,000 people in the area.
It comes as no surprise that many trusts across the country are assessing the state of their estates and looking for support in strategic planning towards the business case process of securing finance
Having previously worked on strategic estates planning for other healthcare trusts across the country, including University Hospitals Leicester NHS Foundation Trust, and having a strong healthcare team working out of RLB’s Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester offices; the appointment reflects the growth RLB has seen in its healthcare business.
Stewart Binns, head of healthcare for RLB UK, said: “It comes as no surprise that many trusts across the country are assessing the state of their estates and looking for support in strategic planning towards the business case process of securing finance.
“Having extensive experience and understanding of what this requires, and how healthcare estates managers can align their strategic objectives with both acute clinical needs as well as community requirements, is key.”
“RLB has a real depth of understanding of the holistic healthcare estates planning that is happening on a national level, but also specifically what we are trying to achieve here in Liverpool”, added Paul Fitzpatrick, director of estates and facilities at the trust.
“Getting the new Royal hospital up and running in 2022, and redeveloping the other sites with the new combined trust, needs a clear, robust estates strategy and we believe RLB is perfect to help us achieve this ambition.”