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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex Ltd: GO Awards finalists

Thursday October 18th, 2012

With the GO Awards just days away, we profile Award finalists NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex Ltd.

Why did you decide to put yourselves forward for the GO Awards Scotland this year?

We are proud of what we have achieved through collaborative team working resulting in a state of the art laboratory facility and supporting  the community by creating local jobs and business opportunities. In applying for the prestigious GO Awards we were seeking a nationally recognised platform upon which to showcase the project.

The new £90m laboratory building, which, although a project in its own right, has been managed as part of an overall £842m scheme to build two new hospitals and a laboratory building.   The Laboratory building was completed on time and on budget in March 2012, this was a 24 month build programme.

What do you think sets you apart from the other nominees in your category/categories?

We think we are set apart from other nominees because of several factors, these are as follows:
a) This scheme is part of a project which represents one of the largest investments in healthcare services undertaken in Scotland
b) The project is funded from public monies
c) The project is based on an NEC3 contract which has involved bringing together teams from the public and private sectors, working together to achieve a common goal.

What would be the biggest benefit to your organisation from winning a GO Award?

Winning a GO Award will allow us to showcase the project and gives recognition  not only to the project team staff and other  NHS and Brookfield Multiplex staff involved in the project but also the  wider NHS and Brookfield Multiplex community.  Winning the award would reaffirm the work that the project team has undertaken by gaining recognition from sector experts.  This further encourages a positive approach moving forward for the team.

What would you say has been your biggest challenge in the past year and how have you overcome it?

One of the challenges has been bringing together organisations from the public and private sectors, working together to accomplish a shared objective in creating an efficient, fit for purpose, state of the art building.  Close working was achieved through a planned approach involving regular reviews, joint meetings and co- location within the same building engendering close communication.

What’s next for your organisation?

The New laboratory was completed in March 2012 with migration of services over the summer.    We are now looking forward to the completion of the new 1100 bedded adult hospital and 256 bedded children’s  hospital  and the transfer of clinical services into the brand new, fit for purpose  facilities. This will allow us implement new models of care and provide 21st century health services in a modern environment.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Brookfield Multiplex Ltd are finalists at this year’s GO Awards Scotland, which takes place on Tuesday 23 October at Marriott Hotel, Glasgow.

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