Construction partner appointed for £39.5m capital project
We are pleased to announce that Kier will be our partner for the £39.5m capital project
Following the announcement in March this year that Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals had successfully bid for £39.5m of capital funding to modernise hospital buildings and transform services, we are pleased to announce that Kier will be our partner for this project.
The money, awarded by NHS England and allocated under the Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), will be used to develop the next generation of care at the county’s two main acute hospitals.
The money will be used to improve acute care facilities at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and replace outdated ward environments, whilst at Cheltenham General Hospital the investment will support the development of theatre and day surgery facilities.
We are now working with healthcare planners to establish more detailed plans and our staff at are the heart of this initial concept work. We look forward to inviting patients and members of the public to inform the detail of these plans as they develop.
Deborah Lee, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Kier on this exciting project; they have considerable experience of working with public sector partners to deliver innovative solutions and I am confident that with their help, this investment will ensure both our hospitals are increasingly well placed to deliver the very best care for our patients and support our developing vision for Centres of Excellence”.
“Kier is also characterised by its responsible approach to the environment and realising the benefits such projects afford us to engage with, and positively impact upon, local communities through opportunities such as employment, training and education”.
Ben Ramsay, operations director at Kier, commented: “Kier is delighted to have been chosen by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver such an important healthcare development programme for the region, under the P22 framework.
“We understand this programme of building modernisation is vital to underpin important service transformation at both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals. We’re looking forward to working with the Gloucestershire supply chain and local community to provide many employment opportunities and create a number of new jobs in the upcoming years. It also presents a great opportunity to support Shaping Your World™, an industry-wide campaign to inspire 11-15 year-olds to pursue careers in the built environment.”
- No fixed date has been placed on when building work will start or finish.
- Gloucestershire’s STP sets out a vision for how high quality health and care services can be sustainably delivered in the future. The plan puts a greater emphasis on prevention of illness, supporting more self-care, providing more joined up care and support in the community and developing hospital services to ensure safety and quality.