According to the recent announcement of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is planning a bidders day on 6 March to specify details of PF2 and its preferred procurement route.
The tendering process for the UK’s first PF2 hospital is due to go out in April.
The winning contractor will be responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the 80,000 m2 hospital,which will include A&E, maternity, childrens’ services, critical care, diagnostics and other acute treatment services.
The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will be built on a previously industrial site in Smethwick in the West Midlands, close to the boundary between Sandwell and Birmingham using the PF2 model. This initiative swhould create hundreds of construction job opportunities for local residents.
The hospital will probably be of 8 storeys with around 670 beds providing capacity for around 107,000 inpatients and 120,000 outpatients on a yearly basis.
The NHS Trust development agency has already aits consent for the business case but the Treasury will make the final decision in the next few months.
Following the final approval, the construction of the hospital will take up to five years to complete.
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