Essentia Trading Ltd, the healthcare planning and infrastructure consultancy, has formed a strategic partnership with healthcare planning, equipment and technology experts, MJ Medical, to offer their combined services on healthcare projects in the UK, Middle East and overseas.
Under the partnership, Essentia will focus on upstream healthcare planning, headed by Healthcare Planning Director, Tina Nolan. It will also be able to provide programme and project management, cost management and optimisation. MJ Medical, led by Technical Director, Danny Gibson, will support from a detailed design perspective, enhanced by its expertise in equipment and technology strategy, design, specification, cost and procurement.
Both sides see significant benefits to clients from the combination of unique skills and expertise, continuity of the team and avoiding duplication of effort. The partnership will deliver a greater degree of design accuracy and economy, more certainty on construction costs and reduced risk.
Essentia’s healthcare planning team is one of the largest in the UK. It works with clients all over the world to create the best environments and ensure they are clinically and financially sustainable. Its recent projects include the world-class Guy’s Cancer Centre, South London and Maudsley NHSFT estate strategy and Dublin’s new children’s hospital.
John Kelly, Healthcare Planning Director at Essentia Trading Ltd, comments: “We’ve known MJ Medical for a number of years and have great respect for them. It makes great sense for us to come together to offer our joint services under one agreement. We will be approaching each project on a case by case basis, meaning that clients will have a bespoke solution for the commercial and technical approach as well as the structure and service delivery.”
MJ Medical provides consultancy services that aim to deliver innovative, effective and adaptable healthcare services and facilities that respond to the changing needs of the community. Established for 30 years, MJ Medical‘s diverse and extensive experience spans more than 250 projects across 75 countries totalling approximately US$80 billion in capital value.
Nathaniel Hobbs, Director, adds: “Within a fast-changing global healthcare market, clients are increasingly looking for an integrated service that connects considerations of technology strategy and detailed planning with the early modelling and briefing stages. Essentia and MJ Medical are both leaders in our fields; our skills and service offering overlap, but in a complementary way that delivers a service whose whole is considerably greater than the sum of its parts.”
For further information about the partnership, its team and services visit the website or telephone 020 7188 6000.
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About Essentia Trading Ltd
Launched in 2013, Essentia Trading Ltd is a commercial arm of Essentia, a business wholly owned by Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Operating as a separate limited liability company and employing over 50 people, Essentia Trading combines business acumen with public sector values to ensure organisations become more efficient and more effective. All profits are invested back into the NHS.
For more information visit www.essentia.uk.com
About MJ Medical
MJ Medical is a health planning consultancy. It works in partnership with healthcare providers, investors, architects, engineers and contractors to deliver innovative, effective and adaptable services and facilities that respond to the changing needs of the community.
Established for 30 years, MJ Medical’s diverse and extensive experience spans more than 250 projects across 75 countries totalling approximately US$80 billion in capital value.
It has worked on the development of leading tertiary hospitals such as the UK’s new Papworth Hospital specialising in cardiothoracic care; dedicated paediatric centres such as the Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital in Dubai; global healthcare projects delivered by agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme; and cutting edge models of clinical care such as the Hampshire Critical Treatment Hospital in the UK.
For more information visit: www.mjmedical.com