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Virgin Care wins Kent adult community care contract

Virgin Care has won an £126 million, seven-year contract to provide adult community care services in Kent.

Under the terms of the contract Virgin Care will be responsible for community nursing, community hospital, intermediate care, neuro rehabilitation, speech and language therapy, podiatry and continence services in Kent.

The community hospitals Virgin Care will take over services for are Gravesham Community Hospital and Livingstone Community Hospital.

These services will transfer over from the control of their current providers, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and Medway Community Healthcare, on 1 April 2016.

NHS Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley and NHS Swale clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) ran the tender process and said Virgin Care beat three local NHS organisations to the role.

Patricia Davies, accountable officer for both CCGs, said: “We look forward to working with Virgin Care towards the delivery of high quality and sustainable community health services not just for today, but for years to come.

“As part of our commitment to ongoing patient and stakeholder feedback, with the assistance of a panel of patient representatives, we will continue to work closely with all parties to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for patients.”


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Posted on: 20/01/2016

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