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ISS is proud to support the new Nightingale hospital

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New hospital launching on site of ExCeL exhibition centre to treat COVID-19 patients

ISS is proud to deliver cleaning, portering, waste management and other ‘soft’ FM services at a new hospital which will provide support for thousands more patients with coronavirus at the end of March 2020. Based at the ExCeL conference centre in East LondonThe hospital will initially provide up to 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen. The capacity will then continue to increase, potentially up to 4,000 beds.

A specialist ISS Training Academy has been created onboard the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel (managed by ISS UK), adjacent to the Exhibition Centre, where all FM staff will receive the appropriate training before entering the new hospital. The new training academy follows the unique Fulham Road Collaborative model.

Matthew Brabin, CEO, ISS UK & Ireland commented, “We’re honoured to help our nation in these extraordinary times and I’m doubly proud of our great people who have made this possible. 

 

Craig Smith, head of corporate affairs at ISS, said: “As market leader in the provision of healthcare services, ISS is proud to have been asked to provide the Soft FM staffing for the Nightingale Hospital. “ISS Healthcare professionals will be managing the cleaning, portering and waste management, whilst working with fellow FM providers to deliver a seamless service into the NHS.

 

“At this stage the workforce is being drawn from around the country, starting with contracts the company holds with the NHS. Additional staff will be recruited from other areas that are currently on furlough.”

 

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: 
“Under these exceptionally challenging circumstances the NHS is taking extraordinary steps to fight coronavirus. That's why NHS clinicians and managers are working with military planners and engineers to create, equip, staff and open the NHS Nightingale London, and we're very grateful for their support.
"This will be a model of care never needed or seen before in this country, but our specialist doctors are in touch with their counterparts internationally who are also opening facilities like this, in response to the shared global pandemic. 
"Despite these amazing measures, the fact is no health service in the world will cope if coronavirus lets rip, which is why NHS staff are pleading with the public to follow medical advice - stay at home, stop the virus spreading, and save lives.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:
“In the face of this unprecedented global emergency, we are taking exceptional steps to increase NHS capacity so we can treat more patients, fight the virus and save lives.
“I applaud the NHS, engineers, and the military for their continued work on setting up the new NHS Nightingale Hospital so it is ready to open its doors next week – a remarkable feat in these challenging circumstances.”
Military personnel have been involved in the planning stages and continue to support NHS England by providing infrastructure, logistics and project management advice.

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For further information please contact the NHS England and NHS Improvement media team on nhsengland.media@nhs.net or 01138 250958/9

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NOTES:

 

About ISS in the UK & Ireland:

ISS is a leading global provider of facility services for public agencies and private sector companies, employing approximately 471,000* people worldwide.

For seven consecutive years, we have achieved the highest possible rating given by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) in their annual assessment of outsourcing organisations worldwide.

In the UK & Ireland alone, we employ approximately 40,000 * employees who are dedicated to delivering high quality support services. ISS provide organisations with every facility solution they might require to support their own core activities. Our services include facilities management, engineering, energy management, catering, cleaning, food and hospitality, front of house, security and consultancy.

In the 2018 i-FM Facilities Management industry brand survey, which is the largest of its kind in the industry, ISS UK was voted the ‘Top Service Provider’ for the second consecutive year.  ISS was also named ‘most customer focused’ and the ‘best value for money’ whilst retaining top rating as ‘most admired’ and ‘FM company people would most like to work for’. You can read the report here.

ISS helps the world work better. In partnership with customers, ISS drives the engagement and well-being of people, minimises the impact on the environment, and protects and maintains property. ISS brings all of this to life through a unique combination of data, insight and service excellence at offices, factories, airports, hospitals and other locations across the globe.

ISS is committed to doing business the right way and we are actively involved in corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives.

 

*As stated December 2019

 

For Public Sector at ISS, please contact:

Craig Smith, Head of Corporate Affairs – Public Sector Key Accounts  | Tel: 07774 759 558 

Email: craig.smith@uk.issworld.com

 

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