16 March, 2022      Company Updates

On Wednesday 2nd March, Princess Anne visited Manchester Royal Infirmary where she unveiled a new, lifesaving helipad at the NHS site.

The helipad is the first of its kind in the North West and has already been used by the air ambulance service over 70 times since opening in May 2021.

The use of the helipad enables critically ill patients to be airlifted straight to the hospitals in Manchester city centre and allows them to be seen within minutes by trauma specialists. This is vital in helping to save lives and improves outcomes during time critical situations.

In addition to unveiling the helipad, The Princess Royal also visited the Antenatal Clinic and Delivery Suite at Saint Mary’s Hospital, which won the Royal College of Midwives Midwifery Service of the Year Award in 2021. This service is the largest in the country employing over 800 midwives and delivering 16,500 babies every year.

She heard about vital research being undertaken by the service to improve outcomes for babies and young children, before speaking to staff from the bereavement services about the support they provide to families at an incredibly difficult time.

Whilst visiting the Antenatal Clinic and Delivery Suite, The Royal Standard was flying high to mark her attendance.

Our Measured Term Contract with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is one of our biggest clients within the healthcare sector. In 2015 we were appointed to their measured term contract (MTC) which involved carrying out maintenance and refurbishment works to their many specialist hospitals and departments including Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Children’s Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Clinical Sciences Centre.

The works include ward refurbishments, fire protection projects, and maintenance and lifecycle improvements, all valued at around £2.5 million per year. Our contract with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is still on-going.

Our social value commitments

As part of our social value initiatives and our commitments in helping the community, Novus has created a storeroom for Manchester Royal Infirmary, which holds end-of-life items and keeps the hospital organised. We also played our part in helping to rise spirts during Covid, by delivering Easter Eggs to all the children at the hospital. Currently, as part of our social value commitments for this valued client, we are in the process of building a landscaped garden area at North Manchester General hospital for use by the staff and patients of the Intensive Care Unit. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates on progress of the project.

For more information on our MTC contract with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust click here.

Reflecting on Housing 2024

Reflecting on Housing 2024

We’re delighted to have had a successful presence at Housing 2024, a key event in our annual calendar. The three-day event sees stakeholders from across the housing sector come together at Manchester Central to discuss and collaborate to identify solutions.


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