Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has secured a contract to deliver soft facilities management and retail services to North Middlesex University Hospital Trust.
Starting in June, the five-year contract valued over £48million, will see a team of approximately 400 people delivering a range of new services including: patient catering, portering, security, pest control and uniform management.
Medirest has been providing retail services to North Middlesex University Hospital Trust for over 15 years and as part of the new contract the business will extend its offer within the hospital site.
The team will refurbish its retail space to introduce a new Wellspring Restaurant offering staff, patients and visitors a range of healthy food and drink options including the ‘Whole+Sum’ food offer, giving visitors a choice of various hot food options, all of which are 500 calories or under. A self-service salad bar as well as a pop-up counter featuring global food concepts will also be on offer and hot and cold beverages will be available at Costa Coffee.
Steven Cenci, Managing Director of Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We are really excited to be building on our offer at North Middlesex University Hospital Trust by providing a range of soft facilities management services. Through this contract we aim to continue delivering an outstanding service to the client with a wider offer of services and we look forward to strengthening our partnership further.”
David Sowoolu, Head of Soft FM Services, at North Middlesex University Hospital Trust added: “We are proud to be teaming up with Medirest who will be delivering soft facilities management services to our hospital in addition to the retail offer that has been provided since 2009. We are looking forward to further developing our partnership with Medirest as a result of this new contract.”
North Middlesex University Hospital Trust is one of London’s busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living across North London.