BAM appointed to deliver first phase of Our Future Hospital Programme at North Devon District Hospital

BAM has been appointed by Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the first phase of a major redevelopment programme at North Devon District Hospital. Known as Our Future Hospital, the project will upgrade the hospital’s facilities for staff and patients, so that the Trust can deliver more modern, integrated healthcare that meets the current and future needs of local people.

BAM will deliver phase one of the programme, which will see the redevelopment of staff accommodation. This work is key to boosting the hospital’s recruitment and retention levels, and will also enable the development of new clinical buildings at the hospital site, which the Trust plans to deliver in the programme’s second phase.

Tim Chell

Tim Chell, BAM Regional Director, said: 

“We are delighted to be working on this exciting new project at North Devon Hospital. Not only will the new accommodation provide much needed facilities for the Hospital, but our local team and local subcontractors will give a real economic boost to the North Devon economy.” 

Chris Tidman, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) of the Our Future Hospital Programme, said: “The Trust is delighted to have appointed BAM to deliver phase one of the redevelopment at North Devon District Hospital. With much of the estate at North Devon now over 50-years-old and having received little to no investment in this time, this programme is vital to both the future health and wellbeing of local people and the wider Devon healthcare system.”

“We look forward to working alongside BAM to begin the journey of creating a hospital which is fit-for-the-future, enables new technologies and allows us to deliver high-quality, modern services to people across North Devon.” 

The redevelopment is part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme, the biggest hospital building programme in a generation which will deliver 48 hospitals across the country by 2030.