Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) has launched its first ever Estates Strategy.
The new 10-year plan has been developed in collaboration with NHS Property Services and is designed to cater for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough community’s needs, as well as considering how the local NHS estates and facilities will need to change in relation to the population’s future needs too.
NHS Property Services’ Chief Executive, Martin Steele, said: “We are proud to have helped Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS define their new Estates Strategy, providing them with the expertise to make informed, data-driven decisions and ensuring they have the right infrastructure in place to allow them to continue to deliver excellent patient care.”
“Working proactively to build strong relationships with our NHS colleagues means we can better understand their individual needs and how we can best work together to shape future estates projects, helping to tackle some of the wider issues facing the NHS such as health inequalities and care backlogs.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team and sharing our expertise across the wider NHS as we put our customers and their patients at the heart of everything we do."
The strategy centres around four key objectives:
- Deliver the ICS’s Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy by transforming Places and Spaces;
- Extracting the full potential of the existing estate and making wise investments where capital is available;
- Reducing expenditure by making the estate more efficient and releasing under-performing assets, whether they be clinical or non-clinical;
- Improving the quality of data to enable better decision-making around the estate both now and in the future.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS’s Chief Officer Strategy and Partnerships, Kit Connick, added: “Our future aspirations need to be underpinned by a robust, yet innovative, Estates Strategy that provides us with the foundation we need to deliver outstanding health and care services both now and in the future.
“We know that the needs of our population will continue to change over time, and how we work as a health and care system will evolve too. It is vital that we have the right estates infrastructure underpinning this, and a clear plan of how it will need to evolve in the future.
“Our Estates Strategy is an exciting first step in this process, and one we will return to regularly to test our plans and nuance our strategy further to ensure that our estates are an enabler of change and supporter of excellent patient care.”
To read the full strategy, click here.