Thank you to those who joined us online and in-person at our flagship Industry Day on 13 December, our first major event engaging with contractors, suppliers, and Trusts. Despite coming up against industrial action affecting travel and wintery weather, we were delighted to be able to welcome more than 220 guests in-person and 300 guests online.
On the day we shared our vision to create a truly transformative approach to designing and building hospitals, embracing Modern Methods of Construction, standardised design in manufacture and assembly, and the latest technology.
The Supply Markets Management team presented the new Programme Delivery Scorecard and Hospital 2.0. We also demonstrated our ambition to create a sustainable supply chain, outlined how we plan to meet our Net Zero carbon commitment, and explored how our smart buildings will interact with patients and clinicians to improve the future of care.
Our message was that collaboration is paramount to deliver these new facilities, drawing on the expertise, skill and creativity of Trusts and companies of all sizes, across a broad range of sectors.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Lord Markham spoke at the event and expressed his support for the programme and our forward-thinking approach.
“The energy and the contributions from those in the room and those online was fantastic. This was our first major event as we outline to the commercial sector and Trusts how we will work with them to deliver facilities in a truly transformational way.
“We need full engagement and collaboration from contractors, suppliers, innovators and our NHS partners if we are to succeed and I’m delighted to say that’s what we got. We are now looking forward to building on that as we move into 2023.”
Natalie Forrest, Senior Responsible Owner