Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary at the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.
Following consideration of an in-depth feasibility study and comprehensive discussions with staff, trade unions and other stakeholders in 2017 and 2018 CHFT decided at its meeting in February 2018 to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage its estates, facilities, medical engineering and procurement functions.
The subsidiary is called Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (CHS) and opened for business on September 1st, 2018.
CHS is made up of 4 team; Estates, Facilities, Medical Engineering and Procurement.
Our estates team provides a repairs and maintenance service to properties served in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Some of the work is planned but currently the majority is in response to requests for repairs logged via the Estates Helpdesk.
The Property and Commissioning team is responsible for managing, acquiring and/or disposing of the Trust’s land and building portfolio. The team also manages property rentals income and expenditure, together with business rates.
The Capital and Developments team provides a professional support service to the Trust to ensure a correct working environment to enable patient services to be delivered.
CHS provides a full range of facilities management services, which are delivered to a high standard by enthusiastic professional staff. Current services within facilities are:
The domestic services department provides a comprehensive cleaning service to various sites and properties across the Trust. The team comprises of nearly 200 dedicated staff who aim to ensure a safe, clean service is delivered in a professional, helpful and friendly manner.
The department is BICS accredited and received the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, with honours (CIMS) again in 2021.
The Calderdale Community Equipment Loan Store is a partnership between Calderdale Council and the NHS in Calderdale. This service is available to provide you and your family with a wide range of equipment to help you live more independently in your own home.
Equipment is offered to help with bathing, showering and toileting; moving, handling and walking; household and kitchen tasks and nursing tasks. All our equipment is clean and maintained to the highest standards. All returned equipment is recycled after a deep clean.
If you need help and are at home, you can call Calderdale's Gateway to Care team who will be able to help you. Alternatively you can get in touch with your District Nurse through your doctor's surgery to discuss your needs. If you are in hospital, your Occupational Therapist will discuss your needs with you and agree on the equipment that will be suitable. All equipment in the Loan Store is loaned to you free of charge. If you prefer, you can purchase your own equipment from outlets such as Amazon or Age UK Shopmobility website.
If the equipment we provided is no longer needed by you or the person you care for, arrangements can be made to have it collected. Items should be returned in a good state of repair if no longer needed. Please contact the Loan Store for help and advice.
If equipment is broken please contact the Loan Store reception as soon as possible. If it is a simple breakdown, the team will usually be able to carry out repairs or maintenance to the equipment in your home. In some circumstances this may not be possible and the equipment will have to be retuned to our stores. In this case the equipment will be replaced or other alternatives discussed with you. We will try and ensure the minimum disruption to you and your family.
Loan Store Reception: 01422 261399
Gateway to Care: 01422 393000
The Loan Store is based at The Ainleys Industrial Estate, Off Huddersfield Road, Elland, HX5 9JP and is open from 8.30 am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Porters provide a vital service throughout the hospital. Portering duties include transportation of patients, delivering essential supplies and medical devices, together with provision of a postal and waste management service.
The portering service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The linen department provides a fully managed linen service, which includes all patient linen requirements and staff uniforms. The linen service operates over 6 days.
There is a sewing room facility on site, managing the provision of staff uniforms for new and existing staff.
The catering department has a team dedicated to giving patients an opportunity to choose food they like to eat; delivering their request in a polite, friendly and efficient manner.
Menus are designed so that patients can easily find a selection of interesting dishes, including foods which have been prepared in ways which respect cultural needs and religious beliefs.
Pride is taken in the serving of food as staff aim to make meal times for patients as enjoyable as possible.
Over 1,000 meals per day are served, from 7.00 am - 7.30 pm, 365 days a year.
The internal transport department provides a service to both hospital sites, as well as transporting products, supplies and internal post between local health and social care organisations, by means of pre-planned regular runs.
There is also a shuttlebus service, which provides travel between the two hospitals.
A range of support services includes a 24 hour, 7 day a week switchboard, managing incoming and outgoing calls, a hospital bleep system and essential alarm systems throughout the site.
There is a manned help desk facility, responding to requests for Estates and Facilities services.
A general office / admin service provides cash handling and essential certification functions across both hospital sites. Car park management is also carried out by this department.
The Medical Engineering Department delivers support to Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The support is delivered in the form of:
- Medical device pre-purchase acquisition assistance and advice, acceptance testing, maintenance, calibration and repair at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and all community locations.
- Medical device management, asset control/management, event co-ordination, database management, needs analysis and audit.
- Medical device pool maintains a working stock of high use and demand devices, available for use at all times.
- Medical devices training.
CHS Procurement are responsible for procuring all goods and services, (clinical and non-clinical) for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd. Procurement services are delivered in the form of:
- Category Management Team
- Operational Buying Team
- Materials Management Team
Our aim is to provide procurement activity, contract compliance, guidance and advice to CHS and CHFT stakeholders to ensure value for money is achieved in line with Public Contract Regulations and Central Government and NHS guidelines.
All quotation / tender activity will be advertised through the Health Family e-Commerial platform – Atamis.
For all enquiries regarding procurement, tenders and contracts please email us at email@example.com.
Our Procurement Pipeline provides future potential procurement activity.
Please be aware that:
- All information reflects the procurement pipeline at the time of publication and is subject to change.
- There is no guarantee that published pipeline project will lead to a tender publication as we may decide not to proceed.
- Published values are for indicative purposes only
- We will fresh our procurement pipeline on a quarterly basis (the minimum requirement is annually)
- Our current opportunities are published on the Health Family Atamis Portal Welcome (force.com)
CHS recognises that its staff are its greatest asset and that its business is its people. The company aims to create an environment and culture of openness, trust and honesty. We encourage and celebrate diversity because broader perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge will enrich and enhance the value we bring to each other, our clients, shareholders and other stakeholders.
All our board members are contactable via Megan Rank on 01484 355348.
Associate Non-Executive Director