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Homerton Hospital: trust board sticks with outsourcing giant

DESPITE MOUNTING OPPOSITION the Board of Directors at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust (HUHFT) in Hackney, east London looks set to ink a further five-year contract for ‘soft facility’ management with Danish-based multinational ISS later this month (July) without a competitive tendering exercise. Citing a supposed lack of ‘bandwidth’, HUHFT Chief Executive Tracey Fletcher has defied widespread calls from unions, local politicians and Hackney residents, as well as some Trust governors and scores of the Homerton’s own doctors, to move towards insourcing the 300-strong workforce of cleaners, porters, catering and reception/security staff.

Full story in The Lowdown, 7 July 2020

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