VINCI Facilities Wins Project Of The Year At BIFM Awards 2013

VINCI Facilities has confirmed today it has been named winner of the excellence in a major project category in the 2013 BIFM Awards for its work at St. Helens and Whiston hospitals on Merseyside.

The award was mistakenly given to another organisation on the night due to an administrative error, so, the great work by the team at the two new-build hospitals that cater for around 350,000 people across Merseyside has now been rewarded.

The BIFM judges made two visits to St. Helens and Whiston during the judging process and were hugely impressed with what they saw and more importantly the relationship between VINCI, its clients New Hospitals and the St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. They commented that the project demonstrated a very close alignment of FM services throughout design and construction as well as a management approach focussed on the delivery of an enhanced patient experience.

The BIFM major project award is a vindication of VINCI Facilities commitment to working in partnership. Cliff Morgan, project manager for VINCI Facilities at the St. Helens and Whiston said: “The partnership was there right from the beginning when the systems and processes we set up were embraced by everyone. Because we have an open relationship with the client we are fully aware of each other’s priorities – collaboration in its true sense. It’s one of the main reasons why we scored a satisfaction survey result of 95% with the New Hospitals Consortium.”

Tony Raikes, managing director for VINCI Facilities said: “We knew our team and our client deserved this award and it is brilliant news that BIFM have named us winner. For us, facilities management in the UK healthcare sector is less about targets and all about the patient. It demands a strong team commitment and co-ordination from the service provider and clinical staff and a strong partnership with the client. That is exactly what happens at St. Helens and Whiston – this is great news for everyone.

Well done to the whole team!”

Find out more about Vinci Facilities by viewing their company profile, here.

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