Johnson & Johnson Managed Services, part of Johnson & Johnson Finance Limited, and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have entered into a 15-year partnership to deliver an Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence at Guy's Hospital.
Developed with the needs of patients at its heart, it reflects a joint commitment to improving the future of healthcare through innovation and collaboration.
This new partnership is designed to enhance the standard of care for orthopaedic patients by addressing the increasing resource challenges faced by the NHS. It will help to improve efficiency and quality of care for patients, whilst reducing cost.
As part of the agreement, Johnson & Johnson Managed Services will improve the ordering and deliveries to theatres of orthopaedic prosthetics, consumables and surgical instruments. This new method of working will create cost savings to the Trust which will be reinvested back into patient services.
Phases of delivery:
- Phase 1 is a managed service agreement for the procurement of devices, surgical instruments and implants required for orthopaedic surgery, by streamlining the supply chain this will improve efficiency and reduce costs.
- Phase 2 has been the delivery of an additional operating theatre.
- Phase 3 is the delivery of the Centre of Excellence which will also provide a hub for education and training, and offer a dedicated space to facilitate leading-edge research to improve clinical outcomes for patients.
The Orthopaedics Centre of Excellence at Guy's Hospital will be a state-of-the-art facility which will include eight new theatres, recovery areas, outpatients, therapies and diagnostics specifically for orthopaedic patients. It will also encompass teaching, training and research and innovation. The Trust will continue to provide the clinical and administrative staff (including doctors, nurses and therapists) for the orthopaedics centre.
The planned opening date for the building is 2023.