Plans for the new £449m “world class” Royal Liverpool University Hospital development are well underway with Carillion heading up the construction project. Work on the 12-storey Royal Liverpool Hospital started in February 2014.
The new hospital is expected to open in summer 2017 and will contain 646 beds, all in individual en-suite rooms, spread across 23 wards. There will be a 40-bed critical care unit and 18 operating theatres.
Hailing the development, Royal chief executive Aidan Kehoe said “We’re creating a world-class hospital which will offer one of the best hospital environments in the country.”
The NHS is stumping up £124m of the £335m price tag for the new hospital and the rest of the cash will come from private sector investment.
Another £94m will be spent on a new multi-storey car park, equipment and the demolition of the old site.
Hospital chief executive Aidan Kehoe said the new facility would provide “the ‘most advanced’ treatment for patients.”
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “It is now all systems go for the new hospital, which is fantastic news for the city. This world class facility will bring massive health, education and economic benefits.”
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals NHS Trust said it would be the largest hospital in the country.
Mr Kehoe, from the trust, said: “We are creating a new kind of hospital designed to meet the needs of the people of Liverpool and Merseyside and dealing with the health challenges we face. It will provide both the most advanced treatment and the highest standards of comfort, privacy and dignity for patients.”
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