Jan 19th 2018

Midland Metropolitan Hospital statement: An update

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, spoke on Friday, January 19,  on site at Midland Met Hospital, about the development and the current situation following the liquidation of Carillion.

Watch our video below to find out what he said:

Press Statements

Tuesday January 16th, 2018, 1pm 

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, said: “It has been abundantly clear over the last 24 hours how much the completion of the Midland Met means to the plans and ambitions of partner organisations locally.  We have worked together for over a decade to develop the plans to invest more money into primary and community care, and redesign acute care.  That plan is ‘two thirds built’ with the new hospital, and partners are anxious to re-establish timescale clarity.  We are working to do just that with The Hospital Company, and now with PwC and government officials.  We welcome the commitment to project continuation offered yesterday in Parliament, which has reassured staff, working to provide NHS care here, that this overdue project remains a priority.”

Monday January 15th, 2018, 5pm.

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, said: “I have spent time today on the construction site of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital and I have had a number of discussions with key stakeholders including The Hospital Company who hold the contract for building the hospital.
“We will be working hard over the next few days and weeks to resolve any uncertainty over how this vital NHS acute hospital gets completed in 2019.”

Monday January 15th, 2018, 9am.

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, said: “We regret this morning’s announcement concerning Carillion, who are the constructor for our long awaited new hospital, which is almost complete. We are working closely with HM Treasury and The Hospital Company as alternative arrangements are put in place to ensure that the construction of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital is completed.  People working for Carillion are part of our local community and we will want to do anything that we can do to support their needs and futures at this difficult time.”

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