Support services group will operate a ProCure21 style contract at hospitals in Fife

Interserve has won a £40m contract for work on two hospitals in Fife, Scotland.

The contract is a pilot project for NHS Procure Scotland, which is based on the Procure21 model used in England.

The group will provide services for Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

There are three phases to the contract. Enabling works which will prepare the Victoria Hospital site for a new facility being procured under PPP; the provision of a service yard, mortuary, roads and a generating facility; and a major reconfiguration of Victoria and Queen Margaret hospitals once the PPP facility is in place.

Chief executive Adrian Ringrose said: "For this contract we shall be using several Scottish suppliers alongside our ProCure21 partners, and together we look forward to providing high quality products that the people of Fife can be proud of."

Dennis O'Keeffe, NHS Fife's Projects Director said that it was the first time in Scotland that the latest NEC Contract had been used, and it reflected a desire to move away from “a traditional reactive and hindsight-based contract strategy and to instead use a modern partnering approach."

He said: "This is an important milestone for NHS Fife and for the NHS in Scotland, and would not have been possible without the forward-thinking support of the Scottish Executive Health Department and the generous help and collaboration afforded by the ProCure21 Team within the Department of Health's Estates and Facilities Department.”