Birmingham, England – HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is thrilled to announce that it has been selected by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust to be its exclusive Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO), resulting in all three Trusts of The Alliance Local Delivery System (LSD) now active members of the GPO.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust serves a community of over 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Trust also provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man from its North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre based at Southport Hospital.
As a member of HTE’s GPO the Trust now has access to a range of products and services that deliver high quality patient care.
Christina Fletcher, the Interim Procurement Manager for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said that being a member of HTE’s GPO provides a platform to share learnings and opportunities to work collaboratively with other NHS Trusts.
“We’re delighted to have recently become a member of HealthTrust Europe’s Group Purchasing Organisation. Working with their team of clinical and procurement professionals and having an active role on the Clinical and Procurement Advisory Boards, we’re looking forward to making a difference to our procurement processes and seeing cost efficiencies.”
Syd O’Brien, GPO Account Director for HealthTrust Europe, commented that having Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust as a member of the GPO enhances the engagement and participation in the review of new products, suppliers and emerging technologies.
“On behalf of HealthTrust Europe, I am delighted that Southport and Ormskirk Hospital has selected to be a member of our Group Purchasing Organisation. As part of The Alliance Local Delivery System (LDS) they join Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in benefiting from cost reductions and procurement efficiencies that the GPO membership provides.”
Established in 2016 as the only national committed-model GPO in the UK, HTE take clinical and commercial requirements to market on behalf of its members, undertaking procurement activities aimed at obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best price for healthcare providers.
GPO contracts launched by HTE deliver unparalleled value including double-digit saving opportunities for its members.
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HealthTrust Europe is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model, and the delivery of total spend management solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust, who globally serves approximately 1,600 acute care facilities and more than 26,000 alternate care sites and leverages $30B of spend to negotiate cost saving opportunities and best terms for its members. As part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a leading international healthcare organisation, HealthTrust Europe is committed to supporting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve.