HSJ Partnership Awards 2024 - Healthcare Infrastructure Project of the Year
Healthcare Infrastructure Project of the Year

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Whether reconfiguring old sites, continuing maintenance programmes, or building brand-new facilities – evolving the estate has an important role to play in delivering safe, quality care.  

The requirements of the NHS estate are radically changing, with services increasingly shifting to community settings, more staff working from home as well as the demands and requirements of the hospital setting changing with a post-pandemic transition to virtual care and new models of outpatient clinics. The NHS estate also has a huge contribution to make towards achieving net zero targets. 

With this long list of demands and priorities, it is increasingly difficult for healthcare estates teams to drive transformation and change. Faced with a lack of capital for new projects, a burgeoning maintenance backlog, a cost-of-living crisis and increasing energy costs – working with partners to create innovative, cost-effective and flexible solutions has never been more important.  

This award celebrates the role of private sector organisations, including buildings and engineering contractors in supporting the NHS to drive estates transformation and optimisation within the resources available – recognising both small and large projects that can demonstrate a positive impact to patient care. 


  • This award is open to any private or not-for-profit business which works in partnership with an NHS organisation in the field of buildings, engineering, facilities or estates management.   
  • These can be single partnerships or joint working projects, but must demonstrate evidence from the past two years up until the awards deadline date.   


  • Outline the scope of the project including the brief, objectives and parties involved  
  • Please share any details of how the contracting process helped to refine and improve the project scope to enable the NHS to meet its goals with a cost-effective and value-based approach 
  • Describe the targets set to measure the effectiveness of the project, and the steps put in place to achieve them 


  • How was the project realised and what were the results?  
  • What challenges were met during project implementation and how were these collaboratively overcome? 
  • Describe in detail with supporting information the success of the project including any financial, on-time delivery, energy, environmental and service delivery metrics.  


  • Has the partnership project team gained any learnings which have been or have the potential of being applied to projects elsewhere within the NHS organisation or other local health economies   
  • How have the project team worked together at disseminating best practice?  


  • What efforts were made to involve all relevant stakeholders in the planning and execution of the project?    
  • What processes were put in place to enable clear and regular communication of activity?    
  • Judges are looking for projects which have included parties effected by the plan including front-line staff, management and were relevant, patients.   


  • How was value creation included in the plan and realised in execution?    
  • Demonstrate any financial savings or improvements realised by the project  
  • Discuss any non-monetary value measures, in terms of beneficial impacts on staff, patients and the environment.  

To find out more

For entry enquiries, contact James Elliot on james.elliott@wilmingtonplc.com