Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Shared Business Services
Nightingale North West
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) worked in partnership to rapidly source all essential clinical equipment needed to open NHS Nightingale North West.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic created a unique procurement challenge, requiring the team to identify, source, order and expedite over 10,000 individual items of clinical equipment in less than 2 weeks. A project of this scale would usually take 18 months to complete.
The Team worked in close collaboration, utilising their combined market knowledge and supplier relationships enabling a fully equipped hospital to open, as planned, on Easter Monday 2020.