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Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary at the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

Following consideration of an in-depth feasibility study and comprehensive discussions with staff, trade unions and other stakeholders in 2017 and 18 CHFT decided at its meeting in February to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage its estates, facilities and procurement functions. The subsidiary is called Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd (CHS) and opened for business on August 31st, 2018.





Provides a repairs and maintenance service to all the properties served in Calderdate and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.  Some of the work is planned but currently the majority is in response to requests for repairs logged via the Estates Helpdesk. 

The Property and Commissioning team is responsible for managing, acquiring and/or disposing of the Trust's land and building portfolio. The team also manages property rentals income and expenditure, together with business rates. 

The Capital and Developments team provides a professional support service to the Trust to ensure a correct working environment to enable patient services to be delivered.


CHS provides a full range of facilities management services, which are delivered to a high standard by enthusiastic professional staff.


Current services within Facilities are:

Domestic Services

The domestic services department provides a comprehensive cleaning service to various sites and properties across the Trust.  The team comprises of nearly 200 dedicated staff who aim to ensure a safe, clean service is delivered in a professional, helpful and friendly manner.

The department is BICS accredited and received the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, with honours (CIMS) in 2017.


Catering Services

The catering department has a team dedicated to giving patients an opportunity to choose food they like to eat; delivering their request in a polite, friendly and efficient manner.

Menus are designed so that patients can easily find a selection of interesting dishes, including foods which have been prepared in ways which respect cultural needs and religious beliefs.

Pride is taken in the serving of food as staff aim to make meal times for patients as enjoyable as possible.

Over 1,000 meals per day are service, from 7.00 am - 7.30 pm, 365 days a year.


Equipment Service

The equipment service helps to support service users in a range of settings, including home and care homes, by providing both daily living equipment and complex care equipment.

Service users are provided with a comprehensive assessment of needs and the relevant equipment is requested and delivered / or fitted by technicians.

The service works to a target of deliveries being completed with 7 working days.  The current percentage achieved is between 98 and 100%.

Immediate requests are to be delivered within 24 hours and fall under the criteria of terminal illness, manual handling risk or hospital discharge.


Transport Services

The internal transport department provides a service to both hospital sites, as well as transporting products, supplies and internal post between local health and social care organisations, by means of pre-planned regular runs.

There is also a shuttlebus service, which provides travel between the two hospitals and which can be accessed by staff, patients and visitors.


Portering / Linen Services

Porters provide a vital service throughout the hospital.  Portering duties include transportation of patients, delivering essential supplies and medical devices, together with provision of a postal and waste management service.

The portering service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The linen department provides a fully managed linen service, which includes all patient linen requirements and staff uniforms. The linen service operates over 6 days.

There is a sewing room facility on site, managing the provision of staff uniforms for new and existing staff.


Support Services

A range of support services includes a 24 hour, 7 day a week switchboard, managing incoming and outgoing calls, a hospital bleep system and essential alarm systems throughout the site.

There is a manned help desk facilities responding to requests for Estates and Facilities services.

A general office / admin service provides cash handling and essential certification functions across both hospital sites.  Car park management is also carried out by this department.



Medical Engineering

The Medical Engineering Department delivers support to Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.  The support is delivered in the form of:

  • Medical device pre-purchase acquisition assistance and advice, acceptance testing, maintenance, calibration and repair at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and all community locations.
  • Medical device management, asset control/management, event co-ordination, database management, needs analysis and audit.
  • Medical device pool maintains a working stock of high use and demand devices, available for use at all times.


Supporting the delivery of high quality patient care, whilst ensuring value for money is achieved.

Meet the Executive Team

Alastair Graham - Chairman

Telephone: Via Carole Gorman (01484 356912)

Lesley Hill - Managing Director, Calderdale & Huddersfield Solutions Limited

Telephone: 01484 356912


Stuart Baron - Finance Director


Telephone: 07827 808620

Mark Adderley - Non-Executive Director

Contact via Carole Gorman (01484 356912)

Meet the Senior Team

Lorina Cragg - Head of Facilities


Telephone: 01484 355338

Chris Davies - Head of Estates


Telephone: 01484 355036

Robert Ross - Chief Medical Engineer

Kate Roberts - Head of Procurement (commencing July 19)

Telephone:  01484 355076

Debbie Grundy - Human Resources Business Partner


Nicola Marshall - Senior Finance Manager Estates & Facilities


Telephone: 07827 081 952

Jayne Taylor - Governance and Information Manager


Tel: Ext.5848

Carole Gorman - CHS Business Support Manager


Telephone: 01484 356912