Birmingham to get new hospital19th June 2006
Balfour Beatty, the international engineering construction and services group, has announced that its PPP/PFI healthcare vehicle, Consort Healthcare, has closed a deal for the Birmingham PFI contract. Consort will design, construct, finance, maintain and manage the lifecycle replacement of the new £553 million Birmingham Acute and Adult Psychiatric Hospitals for the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.
The project, which will take just over 5 years to complete, will deliver the first new general hospital in Birmingham for 70 years. Plans comprise a new acute hospital with capacity of 1,213 beds, a 108-bed specialist psychiatric hospital and teaching facility and a separate 32 bedded mental health local facility in Sparkbrook.
The mental health facilities will open in 2008 and the first phase of the main acute hospital will open in 2010. The remainder of the new build acute facilities are scheduled to open in 2011.
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Title: Birmingham to get new hospital
Author: Chris May
Article Id: 474
Date Added: 19th Jun 2006