South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has appointed Sodexo as its new soft services provider.

The three year contract, due to start in January 2018, will see Sodexo provide cleaning services to the Trust’s community sites as well as patient dining and retail services at Springfield and Tolworth hospitals.

Sodexo will work in partnership with the Trust to support its clinical and financial goals, creating safe, clean environments; serving nutritious meals; and delivering caring, high quality and cost-effective services.

The Trust serves 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth, employing more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to around 20,000 people from south west London and beyond at any given moment.

The contract was awarded to Sodexo following a competitive process using the London Procurement Partnership’s soft facilities management service framework.

Matthew Neal, Estate Modernisation Programme Director, said, "The Trust is pleased to have reached this important milestone in awarding the soft facilities management services contract to Sodexo.  This point has been reached through a highly competitive procurement process and a rigorous evaluation.  We look forward to working in partnership with Sodexo to further enhance our facilities management services.”

James Taylor, CEO, Healthcare UK and Ireland, Sodexo said “We are very excited about working in partnership with the Trust to introduce innovation and new ways of working to enhance the service user experience.”

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