Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has appointed BAM Construction to build a new hospital to support its role as the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester.
Salford-based BAM’s appointment to the £68million major capital project follows a competitive process under the Procure22 Health Framework. Planning permission for the six-storey James Potter Building (previously referred to as the Acute Receiving Centre) was granted in December 2019. The new hospital build on the Salford Royal site is also part of the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan, the biggest hospital building programme in a generation which will deliver 48 hospitals across the country by 2030.
The development is named in honour of the organisation’s recently retired long-standing chairman Jim Potter and will provide the Trust with major trauma and high acuity surgery facilities in a modern, high quality building.
Once complete, the specialist facility is set to receive 90% of all major trauma patients in Greater Manchester, for example, people who have been involved in a serious road traffic accident or serious fall. It will also be the hub site for high risk general surgery across Bolton, Salford and Wigan. This means that any patients from these areas who require high risk emergency surgical or non-surgical treatment will be brought to Salford for their care.