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The security contract firm G4S has announced an extension to the facilities management contract with Barnsley Hospital to deliver a three-year security service. The new contract won by the company’s Secure Solutions business, is worth £960,000 and adds to the cleaning services G4S facilities management already provides on site.

The security team will carry out manned guarding and car park management throughout the 350-bed hospital, which serves 250,000 people in south Yorkshire. Doug Hewitson, Regional Managing Director, Secure Solutions UKI said, “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with Barnsley Hospital and now have the opportunity to build on the partnership the facilities management team has established over the past two years.

“We have recently implemented specialist training with the Yorkshire relief team to provide planned and unplanned absence cover. Our teams have a good understanding of patient needs, especially working with vulnerable patients. With the hospital treating over 78,000 patients a year in the emergency department alone and renowned for its friendly culture, as their chosen service provider we will ensure our employees do the best possible job.”

And Lisa Corbridge, Local Security Management Specialist from the Hospital Foundation Trust said: “Given the excellent working relationship and service provided by G4S FM cleaning staff at Barnsley Hospital, we look forward to working with the security team and have full confidence in their ability to reflect the Trust’s values.”


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