There are more than 2,000 members of the Facilities and Estates Team at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, who collectively play a crucial role in creating a safe, clean and comfortable environment for colleagues, patients and visitors.
Today, on the second National Healthcare Estates and Facilities Day, we break down the roles within Facilities and Estates and highlight the key areas of support they provide across our services.
It has been another incredibly busy year for Facilities and Estates. From working round the clock to ensure the Louisa Martindale Building was ready to open its doors to the public this month, to transferring Princess Royal and the Royal Sussex County hospitals laundry services into the new state-of-the-art laundry facility, which opened at St Richard’s Hospital last autumn.
Trevor Fitzgerald, Director of Facilities and Estates who joined the Trust in January this year, takes a moment to recognise the continued efforts of his colleagues and some of the milestone moments achieved this past year.
Stars of the year
The hard work and dedication of Facilities and Estates was also recognised in the nominations received for our Patient First STAR Awards, which takes place on Friday (23 June). Shortlisted nominees fall under the Star of the Year category and include:
- Porters Team at Worthing Hospital
- Stephen Dorman, Catering Assistant at Princess Royal Hospital
- Clementina Santofimio Gonzalez, housekeeper at Royal Sussex County Hospital
- The Laundry Team at St Richard’s Hospital
- Electrical & Biomedical Engineering (EBME) Team
at Princess Royal Hospital
Read more about the reasons behind their nominations on our website.
Expanding the team
Over the past 12 months, the Trust has held a number of successful recruitment days and welcomed several hundred new colleagues to the Facilities and Estates family.
Interested in joining them? Then why not attend the next drop-in recruitment and interview day on Tuesday 27 June at the Audrey Emerton Building at Royal Sussex County Hospital between 9.30am-2.30pm.
For more details, please visit the Facilities and Estates careers page on our website.
Meet the team
Meet some of our colleagues from Facilities and Estates, learn more about the individual role within the team and read several staff profiles at one of the dedicated stands across our sites today.
- Royal Sussex County Hospital: Main reception of the Louisa Martindale Building
- Princess Royal Hospital: Main Reception
- St Richard’s Hospital: Opposite Spice of Life restaurant
- Worthing Hospital: Penguin Foyer
There will also be the opportunity to take part in a quiz, where the highest scorer will win a meal voucher.