The Healthcare sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, will be offering retail services to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as part of a new 15-year contract worth an estimated £25.5million overall.
As part of the deal, Compass is supporting the hospital’s growing services and has created a new and innovative space to include retail offers. The modern main entrance to the hospital, funded by Compass as part of the brand-new development, offers staff, patients and visitors a welcoming reception area complemented by popular high-street brands including Costa Coffee, the Subway® brand and Little Fresh convenience store.
The hospital officially opened the new entrance on May 26. The contract will see 50 new jobs created at the hospital.
Steven Cenci, Managing Director of Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We are extremely excited to have introduced a new entrance to our client and their visitors and staff as part of our partnership with Milton Keynes University Hospital. The creation of a new reception area with familiar high street brands will not only provide the hospital with a new look and a welcoming entrance but will also meet the requirements of staff and visitors in particular, providing healthy and high-street food options as well as a grab-and-go convenience shopping offer.”
Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive Officer at Milton Keynes University Hospital added: “We are incredibly pleased with the new main entrance building that the Compass Group UK & Ireland has delivered. It will provide us with a much needed space for staff, patients and visitors of the hospital and will ensure that we have a main reception area that is fully equipped with all the facilities you would expect to see from convenience stores to patient information services. This is an incredibly exciting time for our hospital as we continue to grow our services and we look forward to building a strong working relationship with Compass over the coming weeks and months.”
For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999