3Ts Hospital Redevelopment – Approval of the Full Business Case
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has today received word that Her Majesty’s Treasury has given the final approval of the Full Business Case for the 3Ts Redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Although awaiting formal confirmation by letter, the news could not be more welcome.
The £484.7 million, publically funded, redevelopment programme will replace some of the oldest buildings in the NHS with two new, state of the art facilities.
Matthew Kershaw Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed the news. “This redevelopment is a once in a generation opportunity to build on the excellent care we currently provide to our patients and truly improve acute healthcare for patients in Brighton and Hove and across the region. Today’s announcement marks a genuine turning point; the 3Ts Redevelopment is no longer an ambitious plan, it is the future of this hospital.
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the project so far. A great deal of work has gone into bringing us to this point and there is still much more to be done. The result though, having a better hospital for all our patients and staff in the years to come, is worth all this effort and more.”
In January 2016 the preparation works will begin for the first of the two new buildings. Just under a quarter of the hospital site will be given over to construction. All clinical services will be available on site throughout the redevelopment. Those that have to move to make way for construction are being given temporary accommodation on site that is better than their current environment.
The Stage 1 Building is scheduled for completion at the end of 2019, Stage 2 in 2023 and Stage 3, a new service yard for the hospital, completes the programme in 2024.
Please listen to the audio statement from BSUH Chief Nurse Sherree Fagge below.