Plans move ahead on new Royal Liverpool University Hospital
March 8, 2012 in Medical Technology
Two bidders, Carillion and Horizon, have submitted detailed proposals for a new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Both bidders have recently met with clinicians, staff and the redevelopment team.
“We are very excited to have reached this stage in the creation of the new Royal. We want to make sure that the new hospital allows us to offer 21st century care for our patients, in a building that our city can be proud of and we have worked closely with staff and patients during this process,” said Judith Greensmith, hospital chairwoman.
The proposals include designs for the whole hospital, plans for construction without disrupting the existing hospital’s operations and suggestions for future maintenance. The new hospital will provide an opportunity for advanced health information technology to be implemented.
The bids are currently being evaluated. The winning design and company will be announced in the autumn of 2012. Pending approval by NHS and Department of Health, construction will begin in 2013.
Once the new hospital is open, the current Royal will be demolished, enabling full development of the Liverpool BioCampus. This will be the first phase of the Liverpool BioInnovation Center, which is expected to open in 2014.
The center will provide space and support for life science companies, expanding biomedical research in the city. It could create up to 5,000 science and technology jobs and is being driven by a partnership between Liverpool hospitals, the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and more.