South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has warmly welcomed the signing of a multi-million pound construction contract for major redevelopment work at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's £168m deal with Kier Construction to construct a new acute services block and a new ward block at the L&D is one of the biggest building schemes in the NHS and a flagship project.
The five-story acute services block and new ward block will house modern and enhanced facilities for maternity services, a level 3 neo-natal intensive care unit, critical care and operating theatres. Construction will start this month and is due to complete in 2024.
Mr Selous said “The L&D is a brilliant hospital which I am very proud to have serving my constituents. I have been an in-patient and my youngest daughter was born there. I am absolutely delighted that this significant investment is underway.”