Freedom of Information - Estates and Facilities

The name of the Hospital’s Gas & Electricity supplier

Electricity Suppliers

EDF Energy

British Gas

Gas Suppliers

Corona Energy


The name of the Hospital’s energy broker (if you have one)

The trust uses Crown Commercial Services (CCS) and Flexible Energy as our energy brokers through NHS Frameworks

Annual Gas & Electricity consumption of the Hospital (kWH separate figures)

Electricity consumption – 9,383,835 kWH

Gas consumption – 22,732,398 kWH

Amount of Gas & Electricity supplies (no. of sites supplied and the cost of consumption in ££s)


Local and Secure

Liverpool Community Services

Specialist Learning Disability Division


a.      Electricity





b.      Gas





This is the supply for 50 sites

The renewal date of each energy contract

CCS contract renewal date is April 2019

Flexible Energy contract renewal date is April 2021

How many car parking sites fall under the remit of the Mersey Care NHS Trust (as of July 2017)?

The Trust has car parking spaces on 34 sites.  The Trust holds the freehold to 23 of these sites; the remainder are leased (including some leased spaces within larger car parks). 

Roughly how many spaces do they provide in total across all sites?

The trust has a total of 3537 spaces across all Trust sites, or 3104 on sites where the Trust holds the freehold.

Does the organisation manage their Car Parks directly (go to Q5) or via a Third Party (go to Q4)?

Where Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust holds the freehold, the Trust manages the car parks directly.

If managed by a Third Party:

 a. Who is the provider

 b. Dates of the contract duration (from/to)?

 c. What is the basis of the contract (build/operate; land lease; management only etc)?

 d. Any pros/cons of this arrangement?

Not applicable.

How is parking currently controlled, e.g. POF, P&D, Permit, parking officers, barrier control, in/out global counting, bay occupancy?

Permits and barrier controls are in place on some sites.  Signs are in place on some sites limiting usage of bays to specific user groups (e.g. staff).

Other sites operate on a “first come first served” basis.

How much revenue the hospital trust made through the charging of hospital car parking in 2016?

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust does not charge for parking.

Are you currently able to readily identify any patterns of use of particular zones/bay types/long or short term stays etc and collate this data to address specific problems areas on certain days/time periods?


What existing customer service focused measures are in place, e.g. information provided at entry points, visual guidance to zones/bays with available spaces, on-site support staff?

Signs are in place providing relevant information.

What are the key challenges that the Mersey Care NHS Trust face in regards to the provision of parking for patients/carers/visitors?

Some sites lack sufficient parking to cater for all service users and visitors.

What are the key challenges that the Mersey Care NHS Trust face in regards to the provision of parking for staff?

Some sites lack sufficient parking to cater for all staff.

Do you attend any conferences/events that focus on best practice in the management of parking/land use which you would recommend as good networking opportunities?


Who is the person responsible for Car Parks in your organisation (Name, Title, telephone and direct email)

There is no single person responsible for car parking across the entire Trust. The Estates & Facilities Department may be contacted on 0151 473 2766 or by email to

Please can you provide a project directory list for the new pharmacy building which is being built in Maghull?  

Our Project directory includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the Pharmacy building with associated offices, reception, passenger lift, staff room and cleaner's room. The list was provided by the contractor for the new pharmacy, John Turner Construction Group:

Sub-contractor Trade Address Telephone
JTCG Own  Groundworks  Preston Road, Grimsargh, Preston, PR2 5SD  01772794030
JTCG Own  Electrical

Preston Road, Grimsargh, Preston, PR2 5SD

Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd Bulk Excavation The Liver Yard, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0TP 01512578816
TW Fabrications Ltd Steel Frame

Rough Hey Place, Rough Hey Industrial Estate, Preston, PR2 5AR

A&B Engineering Mechanical 15 Derby Lane, Liverpool, L13 6QA 01512284661
Newco Concrete Products Ltd Concrete Floors

Gostins House, Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4LN

Stannah Lifts Ltd Lift

Anton Mill, Handover, Hampshire, SP10 2NX

Network Scaffolding Scaffold

The Scaffolding Yard, Station Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5GJ

Wirral Cladding & Roofing Ltd Cladding/Roofing

95 Liscard Road, Wallasey, CH44 9AE

New Look Windows PVC Windows

Shawclough Trading Estate, New Look House, Rochdale, OL12 6ND

 Armstrong Interiors Ltd  Render/Partitions  

151 Green Lane, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2EW

Lab UK (Furniture) Ltd Lab Furniture

Unit F2, Coal Pit Lane, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0RL

Ascot Doors Industrial Doors

7-10 Chandos Street, London, W1G 9DQ

RSL Bristol Roller Shutters

Cornishway South, Galmington, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5NQ

JCW Group Ltd Floor Screed

Unit 32-34, Waters Meeting Development, Bolton, BL2 2HH


In addition the consultants employed on the project are as follows:-

Contract Administrator/ QS - Todd & Ledson LLP, 8 Princes Parade, Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1DL, Tel. 0151 236 6864

Principal Designer - DAY Architectural Limited, 61 Burlington Street, Liverpool, L3 6LG, Tel. 0151 203 9703

Structural Engineer - MDA Wirral Limited, Egerton House, 2 Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 1FN, Tel. 0151 650 6905

M&E services - Progressive Services Design Limited, 21 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 1AD, Tel. 0151 647 0857

CDM advisor - Project Four Safety Solutions Limited, 17 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG, Tel. 07786 447777

Of the 9 trust fires in 2015/16 reported by NHS Digital*

How many of the fires, to the trust’s knowledge, were deliberately caused?

Five of the fires recorded could be deemed to have been started deliberately or due to the service user’s clinical and mental health presentation e.g. lacking capacity

How many, to the trust’s knowledge, were caused by trust patients?

Five incidents were caused by trust service users.

How many prosecutions for arson resulted from these fires?


Is the trust able to give a breakdown of the type of area where the fires occurred? (eg, inpatient area, outpatient area or other).

Five incidents occurred in patient areas:-

  • Service Users bedroom x 4
  • Dining room

   Four incidents occurred in other areas:-

  • staff kitchen area
  • Café area
  • Office area x 2

Can the trust provide an inventory of where automatic sprinklers are installed in its premises?

The Trust has no automatic sprinklers installedMersey Fire and Rescue Service advised that because the trust does not have patients above the first floor and the majority of the patients are on the ground floor there is no concern.

Can the trust advise how many and what proportion of inpatient areas are fitted with automatic sprinklers?

None of the inpatient areas are fitted with automatic sprinklers but each inpatient area is protected by a L1 alarm system. A BS5839 L1 classification includes automatic fire detection in all rooms, on all escape routes and in all voids over 800mm in height.  Sounders are positioned throughout the buildings to achieve a minimum of 65dB(A) throughout the building and 75dB(A) at bedhead where there is a sleeping risk. 

Can the trust confirm that that the figure of zero fires in the period 2016/17 reported by NHS Digital is correct?

Following a review of fire incidents the statement of zero fire incidents in 2016/17 is factually incorrect.

There were 17 actual fire incidents recorded in 2016/17 period with 13 of the incidents attributable to acts by service users within inpatient areas.


1.      The supplier who provides the energy management software to the organisation?


N/A  as we do not have a energy management system

2.      The cost associated with the software. Please provide me with the annual spend.


3.      What is the brand of the software?



4.      What is the duration of the contract?



5.       When does this contract expire?



6.      When does the organisation plan to review this contract?



7.      Can you please provide me with the contract description of the services provided under the agreement with the supplier? This also includes potential extensions and support and maintenance services.


8.      What is the organisation’s annual energy spend for the following:

Local and Secure

Liverpool Community Services

Specialist Learning Disability Division


a.      Electricity





b.      Gas





c.      Water





9.      What is the total number of meter points for Electricity for:

Local and Secure

Liverpool Community Services

Specialist Learning Disability Division


a.      Non Half Hourly (NHH) meter points





b.      Half Hourly (HH) meter points





10.   What is the total number of Gas meter points?





11.   What is the total number of Water meter points?





12.   What is the total number of meter points for specialist gases and liquids?


13.   Can you please provide me with the contact details of the key person responsible for this contract or around energy management?

Andrew Pople, Estates Systems Manager, V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 1PJ. Telephone: 0151 471 2616

14.    Can you please send me the organisations’ energy management strategy/plan that covers 2018?

N/A as we do not have an energy plan/strategy for 2018