Making a Difference
gbpartnerships provides a comprehensive range of development, investment and property services, end to end from strategic planning to asset management. Through its partnering approach it has delivered in excess of £300m worth of new healthcare facilities and delivers a range of consultancy services including strategic estates planning, development and project, asset and estates management.
Innovation and change comes from close and effective partnering and through this, changes are made to the way infrastructure and operations are used and managed. With the current changing environment, gbpartnerships will ensure a ‘more with less’ optimisation of an estate.
From a wealth of experience working in long term partnership with Commissioners, Providers and General Practitioners, utilising gbpartnerships solutions makes the difference.
Our Winter 2017 newsletter is now available...
Clock View Beauty Salon
This year I was fortunate enough to be given a guided tour of the Mersey Care Mental Health Trust’s newest building – Clock View in Liverpool.
On my visit I met a Ward Manager who told me all about a little beauty salon they had set up themselves to help their clients feel good about themselves and also to help them look great when their visitors arrive, which is a positive experience for everyone.
Dietra, the Ward Manager, told me about the importance of the feel good factor, so much so, the staff provide all the shampoos, nail varnishes and other beauty products themselves.
With their usual enthusiasm and desire to make a difference and under the direction of Louise Hallaron, the Asset and Engagement Managers with their own funds, bought a wide range of items to create a special hamper. This included, makeup, brushes, hair products, a huge variety of nail colours and many more items. On hearing of this great success, gbpartnerships matched the value of the items with another large parcel of products.
The picture shows Louise Hallaron presenting one of the gift hampers to Dietra who was delighted at everybody’s generosity in helping support the beauty salon.
This is just another example of the great community work undertaken by the Asset Management team in the North West.
Wendy Spencer, Head of Development and Enterprise
"gbpartnerships have recently completed a piece of work to support the CCG on the development of estates plans to support the delivery of our Better Care Strategy.
The work that they have done has been first class. The plans that were developed reflected a detailed understanding of the clinical vision and translated these ideas into realistic and tangible options with costings that can then be considered for implementation. The approach that was taken was very engaging and inclusive. We also welcomed the approach that brought alternative viewpoints to bear in a way that added value to the strategic thinking.
The workshops that they ran were well structured and enabled open debate. Similarly, the written reports that were submitted during and at the end of the assignment were well structured, logical and effective in informing decision making."
Peter Horne, Director of System Delivery, NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group
Feasibility and Option Appraisal Studies
Over the last six months, gbpartnerships has been successfully working with local stakeholders (i.e. CCGs, Trusts, GPs, Local Authorities, NHS Property Services and Community Healthcare Partnerships) to deliver six separate feasibility and option appraisal studies, for six locations in the South of England. The geographical areas range from large cities to towns, as well as rural locations.
There were many consistent aims, problems and themes to the six studies. All of them of them focused on, either:
How to meet the long term health and wider well-being needs of a local population, in a sustainable way, by better utilising or rationalising existing hospitals, community centres, or health centres.
How to identify the most suitable locations for new primary care, or community, or neighbourhood, or well-being, hubs, or centres, i.e. by refurbishing or expanding existing buildings, or by developing new buildings.
It’s been really interesting to work with such a broad range of areas and organisations, and to see how similar the issues, approaches and solutions have been. It also gives me a lot of satisfaction when I deliver a study, that, I then see really helps a local area move a good idea or project forward.
Sam McCumiskey, Senior Healthcare Planner / Business Development Manager
Clock View Hospital shortlisted for the European Healthcare Design Awards 2016
The official shortlist for the European Healthcare Design Awards 2016 has been announced, following a highly contested competition and intensive judging process.
The awards, which celebrate and recognise professional excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world, caught the interest of architects, healthcare leaders, academic researchers and innovative solutions providers from all over the globe. The very high standard of entries received meant the judges had an unenviable task in whittling them down to a final shortlist.
Clock View Hospital in Liverpool has been shortlisted in the category 'Mental Health Design'. To read more about Clock View Hospital click here
Clock View Hospital recognised at Design in Mental Health Awards
Clock View Hospital in Liverpool triumphed in three categories at the recent Design in Mental Health Awards 2016. The hospital received awards for Service User Experience, Healthy Outdoor Lifestyle Award and Design Champion in recognition of the revolutionary approach to mental health service design.
Clock View is an 85 bed residential mental health facility in Walton, north Liverpool that provides short-stay treatment for people with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and dementia. It also provides the city’s psychiatric intensive care unit for those most in distress and in need of urgent patient care.
Opening its doors in 2015, the state-of-the-art hospital is designed to provide a therapeutic environment that promotes recovery. The innovative design maximizes the use of natural light with light, airy spaces and provides safe inner garden courtyards.
Mike Webb, General Manager, Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership, commented: “we are so pleased to see the team’s effort recognised by these awards; more important though is the many testimonies to transformed and restored lives as a result of the care provided in this wonderful facility”
Investing in mental health estate
Clock View Hospital was developed by gbpartnerships with Liverpool and Sefton Health partnership. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are the head tenant and deliver services at the hospital.
Finchley's Talking Point
Local artist and actor Drew Edwards has donated a striking new sculpture to Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London as a ‘thank-you’ for the life saving treatment he received from medics there. Click here to view the full article.
Finchley's Outstanding Performance Rating
Finchley Memorial Hospital has delivered an outstanding performance in the 2015 Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) annual report including a full 100% rating for cleanliness. Click here to view the full article.