Construction begins at Salford Royal’s new hospital in Greater Manchester, UK

WCN Editorial Team 23 Feb 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction work commences at Salford Royal’s new $95m hospital in Greater Manchester, the UK.

The new hospital, to be called James Potter Building, will support Salford Royal to become an important trauma centre for Greater Manchester.

It will also serve as the hub for emergency general surgery for the north west part of Greater Manchester, especially areas of Bolton, Salford and Wigan.

BAM construction has been appointed for the construction work of the new hospital.

This scheme is a part of the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan, which is considered to be a major hospital building programme that will deliver 48 hospitals across the UK by 2030.

Salford Royal, a part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, expects James Potter Building to become operational from the summer of next year.

Once operational, JPB is expected to receive 90% of all major trauma patients in Greater Manchester.

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group chief executive Raj Jain said: “The facility will be purpose-built for the sickest patients – whom for many time is of the essence in relation to their care and treatment. Features include a resuscitation area, five emergency theatres, inpatient beds, and diagnostic imaging, and a helipad.

“The building has been designed by architects working alongside our clinicians to ensure every detail is captured, for example, extra large lifts to accommodate those patients that are being moved around the building on beds alongside numerous pieces of life-saving equipment and with a full team of clinicians accompanying them.”

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The new hospital will be called James Potter Building. (Credit: The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.)

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