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Midland Metropolitan Hospital completion gets go-ahead as government provides £350 million

Building work on Midland Metropolitan Hospital stalled after the collapse of Wolverhampton-based construction company Carillion in 2018. Credit: ITV News Central

Work to finish the construction of the Midland Metropolitan hospital will continue after the government announced a £350 million fund to complete the project.

Building work on the new hospital stalled after the collapse of Wolverhampton-based construction company Carillion in 2018.

This funding follows the government’s recent commitments of £2.7 billion to fund six new hospitals, £850 million for 20 hospital upgrades and £100 million towards developing business case proposals for new building projects across 34 hospitals.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said:

It is absolutely right that the Midland Metropolitan hospital is completed so that doctors and nurses working for our NHS across the West Midlands can deliver excellent care in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities. This investment of £350 million will help deliver on the people's priorities of improving the NHS and levelling up services available across the country. The new Midland Metropolitan hospital will bring together urgent care services from three hospitals across the region into one state-of-the-art site, promoting better patient safety and care while ensuring value for taxpayer's money.

– Sajid Javid MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust's boss, Toby Lewis confirmed that the new builders were likely to Balfour Beatty.

The hospital is expected to be completed in April 2022.