HOW IT WORKS – partnership not PFI

Fulcrum’s healthcare facilities are delivered through the NHS LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) initiative which brings together the NHS, the Department of Health and a private sector partner. Any private investment in the NHS understandably raises eyebrows so first and foremost, it is crucial to underline that these healthcare centres are not PFI projects.

LIFT facilities are instead a Public Private Partnership (PPP) which, as the name suggests, demonstrate true long-term partnership in action. Where PFI was criticised for tying the public sector to complex, rigid contracts with the financial outcomes stacked firmly in favour of the private investor, in contrast PPP projects are founded on:

THE BENEFITS – REDUCED COSTS, SHARED RETURNS AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

public and private sector working together

As long-term partners and co-investors, Fulcrum and the NHS share a common interest in ensuring that the healthcare facilities continue to be well-used, well-maintained and best serve the local community. It is a perfect blend of the public and private sector working together to shoulder the challenges and share the successes between them.

The numbers speak for themselves – Fulcrum’s partnership with the NHS on more than 40 healthcare facilities through the LIFT initiative has led to:

  • 25% reduction in NHS construction costs and 20% reduction in NHS rental costs

  • £6m return on investment shared between public sector and Fulcrum
  • 50% increase in customer satisfaction with the management and quality of buildings

WHY IT WORKS – HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, NOT BRICKS AND MORTAR

  • By helping reduce rental costs in particular, the numbers firmly refute the misguided notion that LIFT buildings are too expensive
  • And it is not only cost but also convenience – LIFT rents are “full service” and include the provision of critical services such as building maintenance and the “lifecycle” repair and replacement of equipment
  • With the burden of building upkeep removed, the LIFT model allows the NHS and health practitioners to focus on what matters most – the community’s health and well-being, not bricks and mortar
  • As the UK enters an uncertain new chapter, the public and private sectors working in partnership is the strongest way forwards – the LIFT model offers the stability, continuity and flexibility the UK needs to tackle the healthcare challenges that lie ahead
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