RNOH granted approval for Stanmore hospital redevelopment
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.
Rob Hurd, RNOH Chief Executive, said: “This is excellent news for our patients. We can now take our plans to a final stage for a hospital in which we continue to deliver high quality clinical care in wards and buildings that are fit for purpose. I am also very pleased and grateful to our staff who have maintained standards and continued to transform our patients’ lives, despite the condition of our buildings. After many years of uncertainty, we can finally progress to the final stage of building the new hospital at Stanmore.”
Alwen Williams, Director at the NHS Trust Development Authority, said: “This is excellent news for the Trust and its patients. We recognise the importance of the redevelopment of Stanmore in enabling these crucial services to thrive long into the future. We will continue to support RNOH as they now develop the detailed plans which will ensure these improvements can be made.”
Commenting on the announcement, Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, said: “This is a great victory for the hospital and will be a huge relief to all of the hardworking staff who have been providing a world class service in substandard conditions for far too long. This really is tremendous news for everyone locally as it will kick-start a whole new era for this fantastic local facility. I cannot praise the hard work of Chief Executive Rob Hurd, Chair of the Board, Professor Anthony Goldstone, and rest of the team at RNOH enough for all the work they have put into making the case for this vital funding arrangement.”