Plans to update Wirral hospital approved

Michael Hunt

Wirral Primary Care Trust has backed redevelopment plans for St Catherine's hospital in Birkenhead, Wirral, by committing £19.4m to the project.

The site, constructed originally in the mid 1800's, is said to be in need of updating as 80% of the buildings are still those dating back pre-1948.

Wirral PCT is putting together detailed plans with its partners on the project, Norwest Holst and Prime UK.

Providing the multi-million pound upgrade receives approval from the Strategic Health Authority, it is expected building work will commence in the summer next year.

A further £13.3m of funding is expected to be delivered by an unnamed investor.

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