Planning permission granted for private and NHS patient unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
An artist's impression of the new hospital
Prime has secured planning permission for a £65m specialist hospital facility in Birmingham.
The unit will deliver high-quality acute healthcare for private patients in the region, as well as providing additional capacity and specialist facilities for NHS patients.
The state-of-the-art facility is a joint venture between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Foundation Trust (UHB) and HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK).
Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the 14,728sq m hospital will be equipped with the latest technology to provide some of the most-complex surgical and medical procedures in cancer, cardiology, neurology, hepatobiliary, urology, orthopaedics and stem cell transplantation.
The facility will include 66 beds dedicated to private patient care, which will be owned and run by HCA UK, in addition to 72 NHS beds, a new radiotherapy unit, and state-of-the-art operating theatres.
The scheme, which has been designed by global design firm, HOK, will be built by VINCI Construction UK. Work is expected to start on site in the summer with a completion date of winter 2020.
Will Bilbrough, development director at Prime, said: “We are very pleased that plans for the specialist hospital facility have been given the green light.
”This will be a landmark scheme for Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region and we now look forward to starting on site in the summer.”
Dr Dave Rosser, executive medical director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, added: “The new facility will add much-needed acute capacity for NHS patients in the region with additional world-class facilities and expertise co-located to provide complex and excellent care.”
Claire Smith, chief executive of HCA UK Joint Ventures, added: “We are delighted that building plans for the new hospital facility on campus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham have now been approved. We look forward to working with University Hospitals Birmingham on the next phase of this project."