University Hospital Wishaw to bring Serco support services back in-house

NHS Lanarkshire has already reached an contract in basic principle with the private economic initiative provider Summit Health care Limited and the existing support assistance contractor Serco Team PLC to bring a variety of contracted support providers at University Medical center Wishaw back in-home.

Services to end up being transferred from Serco to NHS Lanarkshire afterwards this season for an agreed degree of compensation include providing, cleaning, portering, affected person laundry, security and switchboard.

Serco will continue steadily to deliver building upkeep services at a healthcare facility however.

Colin Lauder, NHS Lanarkshire Director of Preparing, Performance and property, said: “We have been delighted to announce these solutions will be supplied by an in-house group at University Medical center Wishaw.

“That is section of our long-expression strategic goal and NHS Lanarkshire’s panel commitment to create staff providing these program back in-house within our strategic purpose. To have these providers delivered by straight employed staff is based on the Scottish Government plan since 2008 to get to supply services in-house where in fact the opportunity exists to take action.

“The around 400 existing personnel who deliver these important support services will move beneath the Transfer of Undertakings (Security of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) to direct work with NHS Lanarkshire.

“NHS Lanarkshire, Summit and Serco will now sort out the lawful and operational procedure for implementing the TUPE exchange to make sure that the employment legal rights of all employees affected are safeguarded.

“Consultation with employees affected and their business union representatives shall start immediately, although transfer process will probably take before autumn to perform.

“NHS Lanarkshire want stress that transfer of responsibility isn’t a reflection on the grade of the patient-focused service supplied by Serco in the last 22 years and, specifically, the last 2 yrs of the pandemic and desire to thank both Summit and Serco because of their energetic participation in this technique.”

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