Salford royal extension

Building work has begun on the £68 million new major trauma centre at Salford Royal Hospital.

The Facility’s main role is to be an emergency trauma centre for the Greater Manchester area and is also set to become the hub site for general surgery for the North West of Greater Manchester.

On completion of the development in 2023, the James Potter building is set to receive 90% of all major trauma patients in Greater Manchester.

The new facility will be taking on a big role in the community, as all patients in need of high-risk emergency surgery across Bolton, Salford and Wigan will likely “be cared for at the James Potter Building”.

Dr Shelia Tose, Clinical Lead for Major Trauma, said: “As one of the clinicians who will have the privilege of working in this building and treating patients here, I am really excited to see the building work start.

“Whilst the building will be impressive in appearance, it’s important to say that what will be inside the building is just as amazing. This building will be home to the UK’s first hybrid trauma theatre for patients who have multiple serious injuries.”

Salford Royal has appointed BAM to lead the construction of the new facility. Following their previous work on the two new nightingale hospitals.

Rob Bailey, BAM’s construction manager, is “buzzing” to have got the project underway, saying: “It is always special when you get the chance to shape the places you live in, work in, learn in and recover in.

“There’s no more special or important place than a hospital and we’re so pleased to be working with our friends in the NHS who are saving lives each day in such extraordinary circumstances.

“Every day we are helping them is a good one.”

The James Potter building is part of a Government Health Infrastructure Scheme, the biggest hospital building programme in a generation which will deliver 48 hospitals across the country by 2030.

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