Kier wins £100m Staffordshire NHS work

Kier has won a £100m contract to deliver a programme of improvement works at two hospitals in Staffordshire over the next three to five years.

The contract with the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust will involve a range of individual new build, refurbishment and extension works at City General Hospital in Stoke and Stafford Hospital worth between £1m and £20m.

Included in the contract, which has been procured under the P21+ framework, is a new critical care unit and operating theatres as well as the extension and refurbishment of many wards.

Kier is looking to appoint 70% of contractors from the surrounding area for the work, which starts in July, and take on 100 apprentices for the project, as well as 60 training programmes for local schools and colleges.

Trust chief executive Mark Hackett said: “It’s vital that the hospital plays an important role in the future of Stoke and Stafford, and the additional investment into the region will certainly improve the prospects for our young people.”

Kier already has a long experience of working with NHS trusts in York, Southampton, among other places.

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