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Old October 30th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Smethwick Hospital big step closer to reality
Oct 30 2008

A NEW £380 million hospital for Birmingham and the Black Country has taken a giant step towards becoming a reality after winning long-awaited approval from planning chiefs.

Health bosses now have the green light to move ahead with building the 723-bed hospital in Smethwick, to replace ageing, unsuitable wards at City Hospital and West Bromwich’s Sandwell Hospital.

Despite proposals being submitted to Sandwell Council in April, the PFI (private finance initiative) scheme was hit with delays.

But last night, Sandwell planning chiefs unanimously gave their backing to formal outline approval for the development on land between Grove Lane and Heath Street, on the Smethwick border with Birmingham.

And Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust bosses say they are confident the scheme will not be halted by the credit crunch.

Trust spokeswoman Jessamy Kinghorn said the 30 year “mortgage” PFI deal and projection was still on target to revitalise healthcare across heavily deprived suburbs of West Birmingham and Sandwell.

“The credit crunch has not affected the new hospital,” said Ms Kinghorn.

“We haven’t got the loan as yet and are still a way from that point. We will have to model it on the market in three or four years time and no-one is predicting the credit crunch will last that long.”

The trust’s next steps will be to buy the 6.76 hectare plot of land and gain Overall Business Case approval from the Government.

Coun Dr Ann Jaron, chairwoman of Sandwell’s planning committee, said: “This is such a big thing. It is not just good for Sandwell but good for the Heart of Birmingham area too.

“The old City Hospital is more than 150 years old and is very hard to modernise. This new hospital looks like a landmark building in an area that’s being regenerated on a gateway site.”

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust bosses hope to see the modern glass, eight-storey hospital, with a gym, creche, multi-storey car park and education facilities, open its doors by 2015.

It will include maternity, neo-natal and children’s inpatient facilities and be supported by five community hospitals.

Trust chairwoman Sue Davis said: “Local people deserve better health facilities.”
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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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I think there's a bit of info on this on another thread somewhere neon, if you want to bring it on to this thread?
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Early render/artist's impression I presume.



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Presume this will mean Birmingham will have 2 'super-hospitals' by 2015? Looks like a variation on the ICC.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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I think there's a bit of info on this on another thread somewhere neon, if you want to bring it on to this thread?
Bio, please do add the other info about the Smethwick Hospital.

Does anyone no what is going to happen to the City Hospital site and would there be any new link roads like the University Birmingham super hospital?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 12:53 AM   #6
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That's an enormous atrium in the pic cakes!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:03 AM   #7
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Bio, please do add the other info about the Smethwick Hospital.
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Plan for £380m hospital go-ahead

A new super hospital catering for almost 100,000 inpatients looks set to be built in the Black Country after plans for the £380 million scheme were given the go-ahead.

The 723-bed hospital at Grove Lane in Smethwick will replace some services at Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich and City Hospital on the Smethwick/Birmingham border.

However, parts of the City and Sandwell Hospital sites will be kept as community hospitals. The plans for the scheme went before Sandwell Council’s planning committee last night where they were given unanimous approval.

It means the scheme can go ahead in principle but health chiefs at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust will have to go back to planners with more details as the project progresses.

The 16.8 acre site at the former GKN factory will be transformed into a new acute hospital catering for 98,000 inpatients and 178,000 outpatients.

The project would provide employment for around 4,000 people, and the hospital’s location on a brownfield site will make it unique in the whole of the UK.

The scheme will now go out to tender, before the hospital’s expected completion in 2015

http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/10/30/plan-for-380m-hospital-go-ahead/
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:42 AM   #8
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are we thinking that replacing existing hospitals with fewer but larger super hospitals is a good thing. there is no doubt that the early proposals look amazing but the end result is less hospitals!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 03:42 AM   #9
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I guess it all depends on transport, in a big city having fewer hospitals shouldn't in itself be a problem, so long as people can get to them. It's not like the countryside where more localised ones are needed. But then again, for me if they closed Solihull hospital, my nearest could be in Coventry or Warwick - a crazy situation!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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As neon's map shows, City & Sandwell hospitals are quite close together, and if it enables them to pool resources and have better facilities, extra medical machinery and suchlike then that can only be a good thing as long as a) they treat as many people if not more and b) have good transport links.

These of course need to be in dense urban areas. IMHO there should be a large hospital for north, south, west and east Birmingham, with smaller community hospitals that can carry out basic operations for the more outlying areas.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 12:07 PM   #11
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it is right at the end of winson green near the McDonalds

yeah - that atrium looks impressive!!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:18 PM   #12
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That Atrium looks huge. More like a shopping centre than a hospital.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:42 PM   #13
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Reminds me a little of that kiddies' hospital in London that was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize last year.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:46 PM   #14
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I hope they don't disrupt Heath Street too much - that's my usual route into Brumton!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 03:02 PM   #15
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Something to look at on the way then
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Old November 1st, 2008, 12:01 AM   #16
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Old November 1st, 2008, 03:12 AM   #17
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I've got some more images from the planning app here:

http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.co...rhospital.html
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Old November 1st, 2008, 01:55 PM   #18
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I think the Rehabilitation Hospital is new on Dudley Road isn't it? looks very smart.

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And as an aside I hear that the new Eye Hospital could be smaller which is not good at all, the beauty of the current site is taht it's everything under one roof.

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New West Birmingham hospital gets go-ahead
Jul 31 2009 By Alison Dayani

A long-awaited new £484 million hospital for West Birmingham has finally got the go-ahead from the Department of Health after months of delays.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust bosses revealed at its board meeting that ministers were allowing them to press ahead with the state-of-the-art building in Smethwick to replace City Hospital, in Winson Green, and Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich.

Health Minister Mike O’Brien has formally approved the Outline Business Case for the new hospital, in Grove Lane, which is expected to open in 2015.

It means the trust can now purchase land, which may require use of the trust’s Compulsory Purchase powers and is likely to take up to 18 months to complete, although a number of landowners have already expressed an interest in selling their plots.

An invitation for companies and consortia to bid to build the new hospital under a Private Finance Initiative(PFI) will be issued at the end of next year, early 2011 with the preferred bidder selected by early 2013 and building work started soon after.

The Treasury’s approval will need to be sought again before the PFI procurement is launched.

The move comes even though former Health Minister Lord Darzi just last month raised doubts over the future of PFI schemes, which use private company money to fund NHS buildings under a mortgage-type agreement.

Trust chairman Sue Davis was delighted with the announcement and said: “The new hospital is now a step closer.

“Local people can see that we mean business and that their new hospital is going to become a reality.

“It’s particularly good news in this part of Birmingham and the Black Country which has some of the highest deprivation levels and poorest health in the UK.

“It’s important that in the midst of challenging global finances, we continue to improve the care we provide and the facilities we provide it from so that our population can have the care they deserve.

“We have been working hard to deliver first class care in unsuitable buildings for a long time. Many of them are just not up to the job of housing 21st century medical care.

“Since we will be building on an old industrial site, we will also be directly contributing to the regeneration of that area of Smethwick.”

The outline business case was submitted to the Department of Health in February and was expected to be signed off by March but was delayed by ministers.

A new hospital will replace ageing Victorian buildings at City Hospital and facilities at Sandwell Hospital that are not fit for modern healthcare.

The newest parts of City and Sandwell Hospitals, such as Birmingham Treatment Centre and the A&E at Sandwell will become part of community hospitals that will remain on the existing sites.

Controversy has surrounded the scheme over hospital bosses already starting to merge services across the two stie including surgery, baby and children’s departments as a “temporary” measure until the new hospital opens.

Revised plans of the Right Here Right Now project also showed the new hospital would have fewer beds and staff than previously stated with 723 bed and 220 in the community, a total of 943, compared to original proposals in 2004 of 969 hospital beds with 288 in community clinics, a total of 1,257.

The current number of beds across City Hospital, in Winson Green, and Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich, is 1,000.

The new hospital will have 14 theatres, 30 high-level critical care beds, 16 lower level critical care beds, 46 neonatal cots, 55 paediatric bed sand 18wards with 32 beds in each.

Once the scheme has been completed, trust bosses plan to sell surplus land at City and Sandwell hospitals for £29million to offset the £22million cost of acquiring the Grove Lane site for the new hospital.
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