On 15 December, the RNOH gained authorisation from NHS London and the Department of Health Private Finance Unit to advertise the Stanmore redevelopment scheme in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Rob Hurd, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that the official procurement process for our redevelopment can now begin. We can now start working formally with private partners interested in bidding to build our hospital and will place our advertisement in OJEU in mid January.”
The Trust has appointed Steve Turner as PFI Project Director for Phase 1 of the redevelopment. Steve has extensive NHS PFI/PPP experience, having successfully delivered the PFI projects for West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and the LIFT project for the Hillingdon Hospital Trust. Since November 2009, he has worked for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as Programme Director for their circa £250m PFI Project.
The Trust is delighted to announce that, following a review of all spending approvals made by the Department of Health since January 2010, the new government has confirmed that the proposed redevelopment of the hospital at Stanmore can go ahead as planned. Rob Hurd, Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted that we have a clear way forward for our rebuild so that we can continue to provide high quality, best value care for our patients".
The London Strategic Health Authority has approved the Trust's Outline Business Case for the redevelopment of the hospital on its Stanmore site. This is an important milestone in securing the long-term future of the hospital at Stanmore and the Trust can now proceed to the next stage of its plans which will include achieving Full Business Case approval and consideration by the Department of Health.