Government departments and health authorities: Contracted Out Services (COS) Headings: COS Heading 40 - Messenger, portering and reception services
This Heading covers messenger, portering and reception services.
- Collection and distribution of internal mail by a private company
- Patient appointment/reminder services
- Portering services such as the movement of patients and equipment around hospitals
- Movement of corpses by funeral directors to or from the hospital site
- The hire of telephone equipment/telephone lines or switchboard equipment alone
- Hire of agency staff to supplement in-house services during peak times or to cover leave