Partner sought for Sheffield hospitals

A hospital trust in the north of England is seeking a partner to design, furnish, finance and operate a private patient facility.

The project is on the Northern General Hospital and Weston Park Cancer Hospital sites of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and could see the trust enter a corporate joint venture with the partner.

Following a recent assessment of the local private healthcare market, the trust wishes to appoint a partner to increase access to private healthcare services for cardiac and cancer patients.

Bidders will bring forward and develop a range of options, including potentially entering into a corporate joint venture with the trust as well as a contractual approach. The trust would expect to provide a range of clinical support services to the successful provider and these will be verified through the process.

Interested parties are asked to express interest by 9 April. A bidder information event is scheduled to take place in Sheffield week commencing 16 April, with the contract notice to be published the week of 30 April.