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Jan 28th, 2014 - MITIE awarded £33m facilities management contract with Four Seasons Health Care

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has been awarded a three year, £33 million facilities management contract with Four Seasons Health Care, the UK's largest independent health and social care provider.

MITIE will deliver all planned maintenance and call-out repair services to over 500 care homes, hospitals and specialist care units throughout the UK, providing a 24/7 response supported by 40 dedicated engineers and a network of over 700 national mobile engineers.

MITIE was selected for its national coverage and understanding of the specialist environments within the Four Seasons Health Care estate.

By partnering with MITIE, Four Seasons Health Care is consolidating its facilities management services from over 300 providers to just one, delivering significant efficiencies.

The contract will also employ MITIE's state-of-the-art monitoring technology, which will provide Four Seasons Health Care with up to date site information and data from its estate.

MITIE will work alongside over 30,000 Four Seasons Health Carestaff caring for more than 20,000 residents.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, chief executive of MITIE, said:

"This is a landmark award for MITIE, and we're looking forward to forging a strong partnership with Four Seasons Health Care based on innovation and efficiency, and tailored to their unique working environment."

Matt Oxley, Group Director, Business Support for FSHC, said: "Providing a safe and well maintained environment for the people living in our homes is essential to the quality of care we deliver. Our partnership with Mitie – the largest of its kind in the sector – is part of an on-going commitment to invest in maintaining and improving our homes, hospitals and specialist units.

"This is just one of the many initiatives we are driving at FSHC to better support the managers in our homes and hospitals in delivering high standards of care to our residents and patients on a daily basis."

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18 Dec 2017

Residents and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham had a lovely Christmas treat as some local school children from St Teresa’s School Choir came carol singing.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sang along with the children, especially when Jingle Bells and Silent Night were sung. The spirit of Christmas has definitely arrived at Murdoch House.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wokingham? Murdoch House Care Home offers support for residential care and respite care.


18 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.

Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home offers support for nursing care.


17 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”

Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.

Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


16 Dec 2017

The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.

It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.

Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.

May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.

Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.

The headline acts included:

  • Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
  • Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
  • Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
  • Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
  • Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
  • Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ

Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.

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