UK TNT Express lands hospital delivery deal

The National Health Service has renewed links with TNT Express and signed a new three-year contract with the carrier.

The National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Authority originally chose TNT Express to deliver vital medical equipment and other essential items to hundreds of UK hospitals in 1999. The new contract, which is for an undisclosed amount, includes the option of extending the arrangement by a further two years.

Carl Albanese, a buyer for NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, said: ‘The new national agreement will provide a wide range of services through a single supplier.’

Staff at TNT’s Nuneaton depot will continue to play a crucial role in delivering vital equipment and other items to local hospitals in the area.

Justin Trotman, general manager of the depot in Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, said: ‘I am delighted that we are continuing our partnership with the NHS. A swift and reliable service is vital to the NHS. Nuneaton will continue to ensure that essential supplies reach local hospitals and their patients on time.’

The contract covers delivery of a wide range of items, from payroll information and patient records to life-saving medical equipment and vital surgical goods.

TNT Express has an annual turnover of around £650 million and the company employs 9,000 people in the UK and Ireland, operating more than 3,000 vehicles from some 60 locations. It has just been awarded Investor in People status for the fourth time.

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