A new £65million hospital supplying more than 70 new beds for NHS patients, is set to be constructed on the site of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The project will also include 66 beds for private patients and will contain a new radiotherapy unit and access to state-of-the-art operating theaters.
The deal is a linkup between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and the HCA Healthcare UK company.
The firm, said it would provide extra choice to 500,000 people in the Midlands who either previously had health insurance or wanted to go private for their treatment.
One of the spokesman for the trust said “The new specialist hospital will provide 72 additional beds for NHS patients that the NHS is not presently able to fun. It will also make a huge difference in supporting and managing our ever-growing patient numbers.”