The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is heading towards an important redevelopment milestone at the end of this month. Our final full business case goes for consideration by the Trust Development Authority in April, who will deliver their decision in June.
In advance of this, there will be a debate in the House of Lords on 17 March at 15:00 to highlight the importance of keeping up the momentum within the wider financial challenges facing the NHS. As well as this, the debate will also focus on the positive work we carry out for our patients and our contribution to the NHS as a whole.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust Phase 1 Community Engagement Event planned for 8 to 10 March has been postponed as it coincides with the proposed junior doctors’ industrial action. We have therefore taken the decision to defer our Community Engagement Event until Tuesday 22 March to Thursday 24 March 2016 from 8.00am to 8.00pm on each of the three days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
University College London’s (UCL) Stanmore Campus is currently based on the grounds of the RNOH in Stanmore. The partnership between UCL and RNOH is key to translating research into improved patient care and developing the next generation of musculoskeletal medicine.
As part of this partnership, the RNOH is embarking on a major redevelopment programme, improving and modernising the hospital facilities, working in partnership with UCL to build a world-class, state of the art research and teaching building: the Biomedical Engineering Hub (BEH). This part of the wider master plan for the complete modernisation of the RNOH Stanmore site.
A hybrid planning application for the comprehensive, phased redevelopment of the RNOH was approved by the London Borough of Harrow in August 2013 (ref. P/3191/12). The Hybrid Planning Permission included the comprehensive redevelopment of the RNOH site to include 56,871 sqm of hospital development (C2 Use Class), 21,000 sqm of multi-storey car park (Sui Generis) and 40,260 sqm of residential development (C3 Use Class), including the provision of open space and wider ancillary development. The application also included detailed permission for site enabling works.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) are delighted to confirm that the outline business case for the next major phase of the rebuild of the hospital at Stanmore, Middlesex, has been unconditionally approved.
The TDA’s Board approved the business case on 19 March 2015, giving the RNOH the go-ahead to select a final bidder for the rebuild.