Interserve Prime (IP) works with Foundation Trusts in Strategic Estates Partnerships including the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
University Hospital Southampton’s Commercial Estates Development Partnership (UHS CEDP)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England, employing c.10,550 staff and treating over 500,000 patients each year. It provides specialist services to more than three million people living in southern England and the Channel Islands, and is a world-leading research, training and academic centre.
Formed in May 2014, the CEDP is a 50/50 joint venture between UHS and Interserve Prime. One of the first of its kind in an acute environment, the partnership allows the NHS to leverage private sector commercial expertise to improve infrastructure and facilities at the hospital, enhance the patient, visitor and staff experience and in turn, generate an income that can be reinvested in frontline patient services.
The first project to be delivered through the CEDP has been a redevelopment of the hospital’s main entrance and retail area, providing a modern and welcoming facility to better serve the needs of the thousands of people who pass through the doors each day.
Construction has also started on a new accessibility and parking scheme, which includes a multi-storey car park and a reconfiguration of parking and access across the site. These improvements will prepare the site for future increases in patient numbers and provide additional capacity to support the development of new clinical facilities.
A key focus of the partnership is the development and delivery of a strategic masterplan to support wider transformation - from responding to new models of care, to meeting increasing demand for services.
Yeovil Estates Partnership (YEP)
Established in November 2014, Interserve Prime’s joint venture with Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YDH) is supporting the Trust to transform its hospital site and realise its vision as a hub for local healthcare.
As a rural district general and an NHS England ‘Vanguard’, YDH is using the partnership to develop and deliver its estates masterplan, achieving its goal of transforming service delivery, optimising capacity and supporting its work with local providers and commissioners.
A key enabling project being delivered through the partnership is a new multi-storey car park and link road to improve access to the hospital. This gateway scheme will increase capacity, while freeing up land within the site to develop additional health and social care facilities.
Other projects include a new emergency assessment unit, which provides additional capacity to ease winter bed pressures and a special care baby unit to deliver high quality, specialist facilities.
Dorset Estates Partnership (DEP)
The Dorset Estates Partnership was formed between Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCH) and Interserve Prime (IP) in September 2017, to enable the strategic transformation of the Dorchester hospital estate.
The 10-year agreement creates a joint venture (JV) partnership that will see IP work with the Trust to develop and deliver its estate strategy and in line with Dorset’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), support its vision to be at the heart of an integrated, patient-centred health and care system. Dorset is one of eight areas nationally leading the way to become an Accountable Care System, an ‘evolved’ version of an STP which will integrate care at a local level.
Established in 1991, Dorset County Hospital is a busy, modern hospital with an accident and emergency department. The Trust provides a full range of district general services with links to satellite units in five community hospitals. The hospital is the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 250,000, living within Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbek.
The partnership will design, build and secure finance for new facilities required by DCH, as well as providing the Trust with selected estates and support services. It will also support DCH to realise several commercial opportunities within its estate, which will enable the Trust to generate additional income to help deliver its wider healthcare strategy.
The partnership’s immediate focus will be the development of a site-wide masterplan in consultation with health and care system partners and local stakeholders. The masterplan will enable the Trust to develop new facilities, deliver its clinical aspirations and create a more welcoming environment for patients, visitors and staff.