NHFML, the journey so far – an alternative delivery model
Paul Price, Head of Commercial Consulting Advisory – Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (NHFML)
Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd. (NHFML) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT).
Like its parent, NHFML’s service, balances safety, with cutting edge features, and a positive atmosphere for patients and customers alike. NHFML’s delivery model has improved efficiency, reduced unit cost base, expanded into new markets inc local authority, education and private sectors, increased profitability and turnover which in turn will reduce costs for the Trust as a whole.
There are a number of ways that we seek recompense for our services ranging from simple fee structures for consultancy, through to capital payments and also unitary PFI type payment for hard and soft services. Economies of scale allow us to offer these services at no more than existing cost/price levels and make a surplus.
Shoring up the foundations: Can private public partnership (PPP) healthcare schemes be better by design?
Burkhard Musselmann, Managing Principal, Stantec
Since the 80’s public-private partnership (PPP) procurement models emerged as the dominant form of procurement for large NHS projects. However, the funding model came at a high price with PPP hospitals costing the NHS approximately £2 billion every year in maintenance and operational costs.
Much of this onerous legacy is the result of an approach which prioritised commercial considerations in the design and construction of the built asset. Unitary charges are high and any profit from revenue streams has gone back to the PPP vehicle rather than the trust.
But can PPP healthcare schemes ever make financial sense?
As new transformative PPP models emerge in the UK and overseas, significant technological advances have been made in the way design consultants develop, manage and document building design. With reference to international case studies, Burkhard will look at how PPP healthcare schemes can be better by design.