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Sodexo Renews FM Contract at Queen’s Hospital in Romford

Sodexo Renews FM Contract at Queen’s Hospital in Romford
18 April 2023

Sodexo’s catering, retail and soft services FM contract with Queen’s Hospital in Romford has been extended for a further five years.

Sodexo has delivered the soft FM services at the hospital since 2006 as part of the PFI contract with ProjectCo and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The £140 million contract extension includes new portering and cleaning technology. Protecta, an evidence-based infection prevention approach, has been launched at the hospital to promote and support the adoption of best practices in cleaning and decontamination in the hospital, helping them to fight against healthcare-acquired infections (HCAIs) and meet the National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness. 

To support the trust with its net-zero targets, Sodexo deployed its WasteWatch programme in 2021 which has to date reduced food waste by 64 per cent (4,701kg), saving the equivalent of 8,637 meals and preventing 33 metric tonnes of CO2 output.

Sodexo has also changed its waste partner at the site, who is able to provide a local processing service which has significantly reduced transport mileage and therefore significantly reduce CO2 emissions.


Emergency Projects During COVID-19


The Sodexo team successfully delivered a number of emergency projects through the COVID-19 periods to improve the critical provision, which included upgrading the VIE oxygen system to make Queen’s Hospital one of the most resilient hospitals using piped oxygen in the country, installing a completely new, state of the art ITU ward and converting an area of the Emergency Department into a new welfare space for doctors, nurses, and support staff.

Philip Leigh, CEO Sodexo Healthcare, UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted to extend our contract at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.  We will continue to work closely with the trust to improve patient flow and support its objective to support early discharge from hospital. Patient experience is at the heart of what we do and we look forward to working with the Trust in the delivery of a number of significant projects planned over the coming years.”

Picture: a photograph of the exterior of Queen’s Hospital in Romford. Image Credit: Sodexo

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 18 April 2023


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