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    Mitie Landscapes strengthens NHS partnerships

    Mitie Landscapes will take on two new ground maintenance contracts with the NHS in the South West of England. The contracts with Devon Partnership NHS Trust and South-Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) are both worth £675,000 over five year terms.
    For SWASFT, Mitie will deliver landscaping services across 72 sites in Gloucester, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, to name a few. This includes ground maintenance services and tree management services. This is the first time SWASFT has brought these services together under a single contract.
    Mitie will continue to invest in new technology as part of the contract. It will use its Live Landscapes web portal to provide live data and management information across the estate. This will enable performance monitoring whilst providing digital reports showing key data.
    Mitie’s responsibilities for Devon Partnership NHS Trust will involve delivering grounds maintenance to 21 sites across Devon. It will also include grass cutting, plant bedding and weed control services as well as tree, hedge and shrub maintenance. This is in addition to Mitie’s existing contract with the Trust for gritting.
    Tim Howell, managing director of Mitie’s Landscaping business, said: “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with these NHS providers in the South West. We have developed a strong presence in the blue light sector over the years with nationwide contracts with the NHS. We are proud to have secured our first contract with an ambulance service. We look forward to delivering excellent service for both SWASFT and the Devon Partnership Trust. This will involve using our market-leading technology.”
    Andy Powell, senior estates lead for Devon Partnership NHS Trust, said: “The landscaped areas within the Trust portfolio play an important part in people’s recovery. Following a OJEU tender process, we are very happy to be working with Mitie Landscapes. We know they will maintain and enhance these areas for the benefit of people who use our services, our staff and visitors to our sites.”
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