In 2018 we were asked to quote for the Total Facilities Management Services at a brand new, state of the art cancer centre based in Reading that would provide ground-breaking treatments including Proton Beam Therapy.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres are at the forefront of innovative cancer care with their UK network of centres. They operate a network of cancer centres, nationally and internationally, providing all-encompassing cancer services for patients.
The centres deliver high-quality diagnostic imaging and the latest in advanced cancer treatments including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and, in the future, proton beam therapy across all centres.
The contract was to include the full M&E Service to look after the building fabric as well as all of the clinical equipment and to ensure statutory compliance was met at all times. Two full time engineers were employed to ensure that the Centre has coverage from 8am to 8pm whilst patients are being treated.
A full time Housekeeper and 3 morning cleaners were engaged to ensure that all areas of the centre are clean and infection free to ensure patient safety.
Also required were window cleaning, pest control, general waste removal, clinical waste removal, laundry and washroom services as well as internal plants and a large external living wall for patients to look at whilst being treated on the linac equipment.
LOOKING TO FUTURE.
We have now been supplying all of the services since June 2018 and have also set up the same services for their new Centre in Liverpool due to open this Summer.
By working in partnership with The Rutherford, we have provided an exceptional service in all areas and have a fantastic relationship with the Centre Managers and their teams.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have continued to work with the centres to ensure that patients undergoing treatment are still cared for and there is no break in the service. Our on site staff are regularly tested for the virus to ensure staff and patient safety at all times to ensure the continuous operation of the centre.
Moving forward we will also be taking on the services for their Centre in Newport within the next few months and continue to work with our client on future developments.