Meet the Team: Kate Edwards, Healthcare Development Director

Community 1st has been the pre-procured estates partner for health and local authority organisations in Cornwall, Oldham and Sheffield since 2004/2005.

Over this time our team have developed an understanding of local strategic health and social care priorities through some quite radical periods of change for the public sector.

We are an established local partner in these areas having delivered 21 brand new primary healthcare developments across these communities as well as supporting an extensive programme of capital works and backlog maintenance projects for various NHS sites.

Our committed local teams are here to continue to support our local partnerships.

Meet Kate Edwards our Healthcare Development Director

Kate has over 20 years of experience of working within the public sector. Kate is responsible for the provision of strategic and operational healthcare planning and development services across the Community 1st Health estate where she has supported the successful delivery of 21 health developments.

Kate has significant knowledge and experience in the development and management of PFI, LIFT and 3PD projects as well as social enterprise initiatives. As a member of IWFM and the Infection, Prevention Society Kate has a proven track record in the successful delivery of estates and facilities planning and management, business case development and analysis, along with strong communications and engagement expertise.

Kate is also an experienced project manager and service improvement specialist, utilising Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to develop and implement clear continuous service improvement strategies which she has delivered on a national scale.

Kate was previously part of the senior team at NHS Property Services where she was responsible for the growth and development of relationships with key influencers, stakeholders and senior lead for the organisation’s customer account management activities.

Get in touch

We would love to discuss what we can do to support your local health estate project. Contact Kate and the Community 1st team to discuss your requirements.

Email: kedwards@community1st.co.uk

www.community1st.co.uk