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Lend Lease bags hotly contested £70m hospital

Lend Lease has won a £70 million contract to build the first specialist emergency care hospital in England.

The hospital was being contested by Bam Construct, Farrans, Lend Lease and Vinci.

It will have an emergency care department to receive 999 and GP emergency admissions with seven wards containing 210 beds providing specialist care to patients in a range of conditions.

An intensive care unit will provide specialist critical care for up to 18 patients. 

There will be six operating theatres and a consultant-led maternity unit and special care baby unit.

A children’s assessment unit and clinical diagnostics such as MRI and CT scanners will be available onsite to provide fast, accurate diagnosis to speed up treatment.    

The £70m contract is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s £200m investment to improve healthcare for its 500,000 patients in North Tyneside and Northumberland.  

Lend Lease executive general manager Gordon Anderson said: “This is one of the largest construction projects in the North-east at the moment and we are excited to be involved in the construction of this building.

“The project recognises our commitment to the building of community facilities for the people of the region.”

Work will begin on Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in the autumn and will take about two years to complete.

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