East Ayrshire Community Hospital

The Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust, located in Scotland, entered into an agreement with a consortium led by BAM PPP for the provision of a 98-bed Community Hospital in Cumnock, Ayrshire. The consortium designed, built, and financed the hospital and currently provides all non-clinical services.

The Trust was one of the first in the National Health Service to procure this type of contract as a PFI scheme. The aim was to create a single site Community Hospital which would meet the needs of the residents of Cumnock, Mauchline, and surrounding areas.

A new community hospital of 6,900 m2 floor area provides 50 continuing care and respite beds, 24 GP medium acute beds, a 24-place day hospital, capacity for treating 28,000 outpatients, and is a fully serviced facility, together with a café area set off the main street of the building.

SPV General Manager Richard Oxley outlines the project in more detail.

"The development was designed to move away from the traditional institutional feel of some older healthcare buildings by creating a more domestic atmosphere within the internal layout."

BAM PPP UK continues to work closely with the Trust, in conjunction with BAM FM, at an operational level, to deliver the managed services within the hospital including catering, cleaning, laundry, portering, reception, housekeeping, building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and patient transport.