Our Estates team support major strategic service initiatives by delivering key projects and programmes of work. Some of our current projects include
· National Paediatric Hospital
· Central Mental Hospital
· National Programme for Radiation Oncology
· Primary Care Strategy
· Mental Health Development Programme (supporting A Vision for Change)
· Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services
· Special Care and High Support Services for Children
The Capital Projects team provide expert advice to our customer in relation to the governance, design, planning, procurement, construction, equipping, commissioning and maintenance of healthcare facilities. Our team can ensure that your capital programme is managed and procured in line with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s “Public Spending Code”.
In addition we can also assist you in developing strategies for alternative methods of funding e.g. Public Private Partnership and help you address existing infrastructural deficits with regard to clinical, HIQA and building standards.
Our team in Estates provide a range of property management services to the 2,594 properties in the healthcare estate. This involves agreeing and managing the capital plan for all property. A property database for all HSE property has been developed allowing the team to track capital projects. The team also have vast knowledge and experience in property transactions; they can assist you in ensuring that the property value of your organisation is maximised and in line with service needs.
Our team will ensure that your organisations compliance with clinical, infection control, accessibility and safety standards are cost efficient. Our team are constantly developing and managing the sale of surplus assets and ensuring that all property transactions are carried out in line with the Property Protocol.
Our team will ensure you are compliant with all relevant fire safety regulations providing advice and information based on your needs. They have experience in setting up frameworks for design and commissioning of Alarm & Emergency Lighting. We can assist our customers with the specification for fire alarm, maintenance of fire safety equipment, risk assessment and where applicable upgrading of systems.
Health & Safety (Infrastructural Risk)
Our Estates team will check that your buildings portfolio is compliant with best practice, design standards and regulatory guidelines, (Including Accessibility, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, HIQA, Infection Control, Local Authority and Planning requirements). We can provide appropriate training in relation to these matters to your staff.
In addition our team have collaborated with the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre (HPSC) to produce National Guidelines for the Prevention of Nosocomial Aspergillosis and HPSC Guidelines on Prevention and Control of Infection Risks from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities, standards for Air Handling Units, Arc Flash Analysis and grading studies on Hospital MV Systems which we share with our customer base.
We also prepare guidance notes on the importance of the build environment within Healthcare with regard to HCAI control and we summarise HIQA Requirements and SI associated with same.
Our team in Environmental Services provide our customers with a safe working environment for their staff. We can aid with reducing your costs by reducing waste handling and disposal volumes without compromising care standards. Our team will ensure compliance with Environmental, Safety and Welfare legislation and Policies. The team will assist you in monitoring performance and reviewing your Waste Management practises annually. We will advise on waste minimisation, use of returnable packaging, re-usable products and recycling equipment within purchasing guidelines.
Maintenance and Technical Support
The Facilities Team work in partnership with our customer base across the health sector. We are continually striving to establish best practice in facilities management. Our services can assist you in sourcing appropriate contracts across a range of services from parking, security, cleaning, catering and laundry to plant and building maintenance. We ensure that the buildings we manage are a safe and comfortable environment for your staff to work. We also source bespoke facility solutions to meet the needs of the customer using providers under existing frameworks ensuring that should you choose us your organisation will benefit from economies of scale.
National Estates Information System (NEIS)
The National Estates Information System (NEIS) will implement digital change transforming HSE Capital & Estates business. This will enable Better Data, Better Decisions and Better Outcomes: Supporting the Slaintecare Vision. Click here to learn more about this programme.