Prime secures planning permission for new specialist hospital facility 27 April 2018

Proposals for a £65million specialist hospital facility in Birmingham have been given the go-ahead by City Council planners.

The state-of-the-art scheme in Edgbaston will deliver high quality acute healthcare for private patients in the region, as well as providing additional capacity and specialist facilities for NHS patients.

Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the new facility is a joint venture between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Foundation Trust (UHB) and HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK), being developed by specialist healthcare property company Prime.

The 14,728sqm 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. Construction is expected to start 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, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said: “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, CEO, HCA UK Joint Ventures said: “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 in the next phase of this project.”

HCA UK already has a network of leading private hospitals across the UK and more than a decade of experience working in partnership with NHS trusts to deliver specialist private care. Long standing partnerships with University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, and now University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, will enable HCA UK to continue to provide safe, quality, complex private care, whilst generating valuable resource for NHS partners.

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