Balancing today’s needs for best possible healthcare with maintaining the complex infrastructures needed to achieve best patient outcomes is a challenge which is being proactively met in the South-East.

Whitfield Clinic, a hospital based in Waterford,  have taken one step further in their commitment to the provision of high quality, patient centred care, delivered by experienced healthcare providers, through recently embarking on a utilities management partnership with Dalkia, the expert energy and utilities management provider. With over 70 beds as well as 4 operating theatres and an endoscopy suite, uninterrupted quality facilities management is essential.

This is part of a wider Integrated Facilities Management approach at Whitfield Clinic, which also sees Sodexo Zehanacker Healthcare assume responsibility for waste and cleaning, working alongside Dalkia and fully integrated into the Helpdesk Concept Planned Preventative Maintenance solution being managed by Dalkia for the hospital.

Donal Farrell, CEO of Whitfield Clinic (pictured right) said of the partnership, “This is an important step for Whitfield Clinic in terms of risk management, safety and continuous quality improvement. Both companies bring a wealth of experience that will enable Whitfield Clinic to ensure that we are meeting legislative and current best practice guidelines, all the while ensuring our patients receive the service they expect. David Beirne, CFO (pictured left), added, “Both of these companies offer high value-added services to ensure that Whitfield Clinic’s Facilities, Waste and Cleaning services can continue to be delivered in a safe, compliant and sustainable way”.

Dalkia’s expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, both on the island of Ireland and internationally, allows the organisation to bring award-winning best practice maintenance and asset management techniques directly to the benefit of Whitfield Clinic’s patients. Patients at the clinic will take comfort in the knowledge that they will be making their recovery to full health in optimum environmental conditions.

Pat Gilroy, CEO of Dalkia Ireland and UK (pictured centre) commented “We look forward to working with Whitfield Clinic to continuously improving the safety, reliability, energy and environmental performance of their facilities here in Waterford. Applying our internationally-accredited best practices in partnership will ensure that Whitfield Clinic can surpass their commitment for high-quality patient-centred care. ”

For more information about Whitfield Clinic, visit www.whitfieldclinic.ie, and to learn more about Dalkia’s work on the island of Ireland see www.dalkia.ie.