The partnership typically includes providing strategic advice and support to shape the healthcare estate and supporting services, plus access to, arranging and delivering private sector capital to finance new health projects and commercial developments, acquisition of land and facilities and the structure and delivery of capital assets. HIP supports acute, community and primary care organisations and works with its partner Trusts in a novel risk-sharing way, to promote private sector expertise and delivery of public sector outcomes.
The Strategic Estates Partnership initiative is an ideal vehicle for the NHS to develop a long-term approach towards delivering facilities that enable and support excellent healthcare outcomes. It provides an operating platform that is designed to deliver excellent patient and staff benefits, along with access to the best contemporary knowledge and expertise, all in an economic, efficient and effective manner.
Since its formation, HIP
has helped a number of NHS bodies to deliver excellent customer, staff and commissioning outcomes.
This has included a joint venture with University Hospitals of Derby Burton NHS Foundation Trust
, providing a full range of consultancy and professional services for estates development and asset delivery over an initial 10-year period. A long-term estates strategy such as this will improve quality of care for patients and drive efficiency in the Trust’s operations, primarily through estate rationalisation and service development. This will improve the physical environment and services for patients and staff, as well as support more effective and efficient healthcare delivery. HIP is currently developing a £40m health hub complex for the Trust, comprising a GP practice, pharmacy, elderly supported dwellings, a care home, a step up / step down facility, key worker accommodation, a nursery and community hub.
HIP is also working with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
to support the rationalisation and development of its estate in line with its current and future clinical delivery strategy. In doing so, the partnership will help to reduce costs and maximise revenue for the Trust, which can then be reinvested straight back into healthcare delivery. Initially, the partnership has prioritised the development of surplus and disused NHS land at four key sites in South East London, including 16 hectares at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup. The land has remained unused for over 20 years and has been identified as a priority for redevelopment by the Department of Health.
Most recently, HIP has partnered with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to deliver its ambitious estates strategy. The partnership will support the Trust’s ambitions to transform services and deliver more care to people at home and in their local communities by developing new health and well-being facilities to replace out-of-date facilities, as well as consolidating local public service provision with other public sector bodies. The partnership is also supporting the Trust in developing a joint elective care centre with another Trust, together with a higher education and private sector provider. Over the next five years the partnership will be working on over £100m of developments in South Devon.
Ben Travis, Chief Executive at Oxleas NHS:
“Our partnership with Health Innovation Partners gives us additional expertise and resources to make best use of our properties to deliver efficiencies and income. This will not only benefit our patients, but also the communities we serve, enabling us to reinvest profits directly into patient care.”