Torbay & South Devon NHS appoints Health Innovation Partners as Strategic Estates Partner

Torbay & South Devon NHS appoints Health Innovation Partners as Strategic Estates Partner

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) has today announced that it will be entering into a new 50:50 strategic estates partnership.

The partnership and joint venture will be with Health Innovation Partners to support the development of its estate.

The new partnership will also help deliver the communities ambitious estates strategy.

The initial period of the new strategic partnership will be for fifteen years and follows a successful public procurement and competitive dialogue process.

Who are Health innovation Partners

Health Innovation Partners are part of a group of companies.  It’s parent companies  include Arcadis and Morgan Sindall Investments.

Health Innovation Problems is a specialist management company supporting the NHS and Local Authorities in the development of its estate.

Through their extensive coverage across England and Scotland, Health Innovation Partners manages 18 Public Private Partnerships which have assets in excess of £950m.

Further details a can be found on the official Health Innovation Partners website.

Commenting on behalf of Health Innovation Partners, Paul Styler, Director of Arcadis said:

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are a forward thinking Trust. We are excited to be able to offer the best contemporary knowledge and development expertise in an economic, efficient and effective manner to deliver innovative collaborative solutions

Supporting people’s healthcare

The majority of all of the trusts estates were built to support people’s healthcare needs several decades ago, and many of them are unsuitable for modern needs in terms of their access, size and flexible delivery space.

The initial focus of the new partnership will be to prioritise the provision of new build Health and Wellbeing Centre’s in Dartmouth and in Teignmouth.

Health Innovation Partners will also have the major task of delivering the much needed development of a new Emergency Department on the Torbay Hospital site.

Long term plans are yet to be fully drawn up, however these will include further development of a new community facilities and investment in the Torbay Hospital site.

A Modern Health Care delivery practice

The Trust, together with its partners will be working together to review, plan and develop the estate in line with modern health care delivery practices.

The partnership will also help with current and projected future health and care needs.

Lastly, the partnership will also help to broker affordable solutions, reeduce costs and maximise revenue, which can be reinvested into health care delivery.

Lesley Darke, Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Development at TSDFT said:

We are delighted to be creating this exciting partnership with Health Innovation Partners. It will give us access to additional expertise and resource, so that we can forge ahead with bringing our estate up to date for the benefit of the people we serve and to provide new and exciting facilities at the heart of the local communities we work and live in.

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