QEF are delighted to announce, they have been shortlisted for the 2017 Health Business Awards, in the category of Estates and Facilities Innovation.
The Health Business Awards has established a reputation for showcasing the success stories in the health sector. The Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the NHS.
The award categories incorporate facilities, technology, human resources, hospital management and transport as well as the Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare award, which is presented to an NHS organisation that has achieved success in their role and brought benefits to the wider NHS through their dedication and expertise.
QE Facilities limited (QEF) was established by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust as a wholly-owned subsidiary to help provide non-clinical NHS services in a more flexible and efficient way, and has expanded into a number of exciting projects that are delivering significant savings and efficiencies.
Environmental initiatives QEF has delivered on behalf of the Trust include a staff bus ‘hopper’ service between sites; a pool of electric cars as part of the QEF transport courier vehicle fleet, Employee and visitor electric Vehicle changing points; and information about travelling sustainably on the hospital website.
Recently, QEF’s Procurement & Logistics Department achieved Level 1 status in the NHS Standards of Procurement, and the wholly-owned concern has received numerous awards for its cost reduction strategy and operational excellence.
The full shortlist includes;-
QE Facilities limited [Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust]
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) - Energy pipeline
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust