Andrew Porter Limited wins hospital contract

Lancashire-based removals, storage and furniture logistics firm Andrew Porter Ltd has been awarded a contract to move equipment into the new Whiston Hospital, Prescot.

The specialist removal team of more than 20 staff from Andrew Porter Ltd, based in Adlington, near Chorley, will oversee the project management, removal, relocation and disposal operations of 13 departments moving into new-build or refurbished accommodation at the site, including pathology, mortuary, finance and switchboard.

The move will include the packing and transportation of valuable medical equipment as well as confidential records which will be packed, protected and transferred in several thousand specialist sealed crates.

Andrew Porter Ltd will provide St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with a full-time project manager who will work closely with the hospital team to complete the project between now and July.

"We are delighted to have been awarded this tender, which builds on our growing portfolio of large and complex NHS moves," managing director of Andrew Porter Ltd, Tim Aspey said.

"We have recently completed a move from Walton Hospital to Fazakerley Hospital for Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust and also in 2011 we have undertaken a major move for Lancaster University's management school.

"Our experience gained in more than 30 years of specialist and commercial removals and our dedication to excellent customer service continues to win us new clients as well as repeat business from existing customers."

Geoff Hunter, construction project manager at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: "The trust has worked successfully with Andrew Porter Ltd on previous removals contracts, where they have demonstrated excellent project management skills to enable removals to be carried out efficiently and within agreed timescales."

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