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G4S FM Wins Three Year Major Soft Services FM Contract with Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

G4S Facilities Management (G4S FM) today announced it has secured a significant three-year contract, worth £3.1m per year, to deliver soft services to Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.
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G4S FM will provide cleaning services at 41 sites in Bedford, Luton and surrounding areas, plus catering services to ten inpatient units, introducing housekeeping on wards to relieve pressure on nursing staff. Additional services include grounds and garden maintenance, pest control, portering and courier services, as well as patrol and response and building opening and closing security services.    

The contract starts on Friday 1st July 2016, with a three-month transition period to embed all services.  Up to 80 members of staff are expected to TUPE across from incumbent suppliers.

Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services support the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), managing health centres and outpatient clinics across the county.  G4S FM already provides facilities management services to the Trust at its John Howard Centre, The Lodge and Wolfson House properties.

Peter Jones, MD Facilities Management UK & Ireland said, “Extending our services with ELFT is testament to the strong partnership between our organisations and the fantastic work of our teams on the ground.  I have every confidence we will continue to deliver an excellent level of service and further develop our relationship with the Trust.”

John Wilkins, Deputy Chief Executive and MD Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services added, “It is critical we have the right partner organisations to ensure we provide our patients and staff with the best possible care at all times.  One of our key objectives is to improve the quality of our community and inpatient services. The new contract with G4S FM will help support that goal”.