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Strategic estates partnership for CWP NHS FT

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) has entered into a 15-year 50:50 joint venture partnership with Ryhurst to deliver a comprehensive range of estate management services.

Since Ryhurst was confirmed in July as the Trust’s preferred bidder following a tender process which began in April 2012, CWP has been using Ryhurst’s STEP (Service Targeted Estates Partnership) model in the delivery of an intelligent estates strategy.
Sheena Cumiskey, CWP Chief Executive, says: “We are very excited about this partnership. It will ensure CWP’s estate is maximised to support existing clinical services and Trust plans for service development as well as plans to continue to deliver excellent clinical services and provision of high quality care.”

Ryhurst’s STEP model was developed to help the NHS better utilise its estate, improve the quality of buildings essential for clinical services and provide an equitable solution for the taxpayer to be used in the delivery of a whole estates partnership with the NHS.
The CWP estates strategy will include reviewing the use of existing facilities to deliver estate and asset efficiency, providing expertise in surplus asset disposal as well as exploiting estates and commercial opportunities.