Medical courier service boost for Hull and East Riding
Following a recent competitive tendering exercise, ERS Medical has been awarded a contract to transport vital medical specimens, samples and documents between hospital, healthcare and GP surgery sites in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
Launched on 1 April 2022, the service is commissioned by Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (HUTHT), Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group. The five-year contract involves the safe and secure collection and delivery of healthcare-related items including, specimens, samples, surgical equipment (both decontaminated and contaminated), controlled drugs, pharmacy and internal hospital mail items.
Sharon Collinson, ERS Medical’s Operations Manager for Hull, comments: “As we have been delivering the medical courier service in this region for the last seven years, we will be utilising our local knowledge and experience to deliver further service enhancements and innovation. Our local team members and drivers have a great relationship with all the GP Practices that we work with as well as other Trust locations. It is our absolute pleasure to continue to work with them for the next five years.”
David Wilkinson, Transport Manager for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says: “Local NHS organisations including the hospital trust rely on being able to courier medical samples, items and equipment safely and securely across the area. This is important not just for service continuity but can be vital in delivering timely diagnoses and treatment to patients.
“Following a competitive tendering process, we are pleased to say that ERS Medical has retained the contract to supply the city’s medical courier service for a further five years. We look forward to building on our existing relationship with ERS and continuing to benefit from their local knowledge and experience in this field.”
ERS Medical’s medical courier service will cover locations that includes Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust’s two hospital sites and 61 GP Practices located in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.