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Healthcare requirements and models of care are constantly changing. The boundaries between the different tiers of primary, secondary and tertiary services are blurring in response to demand for greater integration of services. Significant changes to building and estate requirements are necessary to accommodate these changes which poses a challenge in the context of tough financial conditions and the logistical difficulties of adapting operational clinical environments.

We understand that healthcare estates must balance the conflicting requirements of safe and efficient buildings with environments which staff and patients find therapeutic, comfortable and inspiring. Doing so is vital to meeting the difficulties of dwindling resources, increased scrutiny, an ageing population, and continually evolving technology.

We have worked with more than 50 NHS trusts, charities and private organisations providing healthcare services on the full range of projects, from primary care centres and urgent treatment units through to delivering estate rationalisation and improvement strategies to help our long-term clients get the most from their properties.

Jon Parry

Operations Director

Community healthcare requires a variety of spaces to accommodate the full scope of treatment and support functions needed to meet the diverse needs of patients. With today’s model to integrate these services under one roof within specially designed buildings, it is essential for these to be clinically led by capturing the needs of each different function and creating an end product which allows them to be fulfilled.

We have vast experience in engaging clinical stakeholders during the project lifecycle, which allows us to understand and deliver the complex range of requirements within integrated environments.

Today’s healthcare sector spans an incredibly broad range of acute services and meeting its needs requires a highly flexible, creative approach.

At Pick Everard, that’s exactly what we provide. Our highly experienced healthcare team brings together specialist skills, in-depth understanding, and original thinking to deliver a whole range of projects, from ward refurbishments to research facilities, new-build projects to estate rationalisation schemes. In every case, our huge healthcare experience means we work quickly and effectively, delivering cost-efficient solutions when our clients need them.

Balancing expert healthcare provision with quality hospitality is a key challenge for the private healthcare sector, and one that we are well-equipped to address.

Our effective approach has delivered successful facilities for a range of leading private healthcare clients, including BUPA and The London Clinic.

The unique requirements of the mental health sector demand more therapeutic environments which promote service users’ mental and physical wellbeing. We work closely with service users, staff, and stakeholders to deliver safe, durable designs that create calming, comforting surroundings to support wellbeing and recovery.

To every new project we bring a wealth of specialist expertise in this complex field, developed through our work with some of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Supporting the rationalisation and improvement of healthcare estates

The ability for healthcare estates to change alongside evolving care models and service priorities is essential. Hospitals and community care facilities must respond to the needs of their population, focusing on improving outcomes and space usage through development of property strategies. We bring a track record in reviewing healthcare buildings, sites and ancillary facilities – ensuring they are operating as efficiently as possible while reducing costs and maximising revenue streams. Our experts can guide you through the process, providing valuable advice in areas including procurement, stakeholder engagement, functionality and zoning of spaces, and value management.

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