New report exposes wrongheadedness of outsourcing at North West Anglia NHS

A new report rips apart North West Anglia NHS NHS Trust’s plans to outsource catering and other services at Hinchingbrooke and makes the case to bring all facilities services back in house across the employer. Author John Lister will launch From Outstanding to Average? at an online public meeting this Friday at 7pm – open […]

North West Anglia NHS ‘bucking the trend’ towards safer hospital food

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust’s move to outsource catering puts it at odds with other hospitals and the Health Secretary when it comes to food hygiene, unions UNISON and Unite warn today. The Trust, which runs Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough and Stamford & Rutland hospitals, wants to sell around 70 staff in catering, cleaning, portering and […]

North West Anglia’s health heroes face being sold out of the NHS

North West Anglia’s pandemic ‘heroes’ now face being sold out of the NHS, unions UNISON and Unite warn today. Over 70 catering, logistics and patient services staff in Peterborough, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford & Rutland hospitals have been told their jobs will be outsourced to a private provider. Not only will staff suffer as they will […]

Outsourced Luton & Dunstable Hospital cleaners claim NHS pay victory

Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s outsourced cleaners have won the same pay as their NHS colleagues after a months-long fight for justice, unions UNISON can reveal today. When a new cleaning, catering and housekeeping contract begins in November, the workers, many paid the minimum wage, will enjoy full NHS pay of at least £9.21 an hour, […]

‘Decade of misery’ looming for Luton Hospital staff and patients, unions warn

Bosses at Luton & Dunstable Hospital are preparing to unleash a ‘decade of misery’ on staff and patients with plans for a huge outsourcing contract, trade unions warn today. Unions are calling for domestic, catering and cleaning services to be brought back in house once transnational Engie’s contract ends next year. But instead hospital chiefs […]