To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the (a) completion of the programme of works and (b) new facilities to be open to patients at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust expects its replacement contractor, Laing O’Rourke, to provide a finalised new construction programme by the end of March 2019. This will be included in a business case detailing the full costs and timescales for the delivery of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital which will be submitted for approval to NHS Improvement and the Department in April 2019. The Trust plans to make an announcement once these steps have been completed.
At this stage the target handover date for the new hospital to the Trust is Q4 2020. However, there are significant and complex remedial works required to resolve the structural issues of the hospital and this needs to be fully factored into the construction programme that Laing O’Rourke are working on. The date at which the facility will be open to patients will depend on when construction has been completed.