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QE Facilities Ltd Wins Facilities and Estates Management Award.

QE Facilities Ltd Wins Facilities and Estates Management Award at the 2017 HSJ Value in Health Awards.

The winners of the 2017 HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards were announced on 24 May at Grosvenor House, London. The awards recognise and celebrate outstanding improvement in quality of care and efficiency throughout the NHS.

This year saw fierce competition for these coveted awards with over 400 entries. The 20 deserving winners were decided by our expert panel of judges (with an additional twelve projects also receiving a high commendation in their category.)

Entrants demonstrated outstanding practice as well as cutting-edge innovations.

The judges were very impressed with the high standards of entries, testifying to the clear achievement QE Facilities Ltd has made in being declared a winner.

What the judges said about the Facilities and Estates management entry:

The judging panel thought that this was an excellent example of how amazing cost reductions can be achieved by reviewing how NHS services are provided.

Peter Harding [Right] - Managing Director for QE Facilities Ltd said.

“I was thrilled and delighted to except this award for and on behalf of the whole QEF Team, it is real recognition for the great work being done at both Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and beyond in supporting the wider NHS.

As a relatively new organisation, this award is made is all the more special by the size and quality of the finalists in our category.

Our organisation our company is delivering real and tangible benefits as well as achieving high levels of service excellence. I am immensely proud of my whole team, who I know will build on this magnificent achievement to deliver even greater success in the future.”

Alastair McLennan, Editor HSJ, said:

“These awards are dedicated to the dominating challenge facing the NHS – how to improve care quality and efficiency within a tightening financial budget. I’d argue that the work we celebrate tonight offers the best chance for the NHS to meet Simon Steven’s definition of success during the next two years, which was to deliver on the 10-point efficiency plan included in the Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View.

…and on that basis he should feel very encouraged. For the number and quality of entries to this year’s Value in Healthcare Awards are the most impressive to date. We received over 400 entries – from every region and from every type of NHS organisation.

That the NHS is able to continue to innovate while under such historic pressure is a tribute to its resilience and, in particular, to the efforts of the people sitting in this room.’’

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