Ruth Mitchell

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Ward Hadaway helps on multi-million pound healthcare projects

Newcastle-based Law firm Ward Hadaway is helping to improve healthcare facilities for thousands of people in County Durham after advising on two new multi-million pound developments.

The firm acted for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust and County Durham Primary Care Trust on their plans for an £18m mental health hospital in Durham City and a £12m primary care centre in Stanley. Construction work is expected to get underway immediately. The 76-bed unit will provide adult mental health and learning disability services and is due to be completed by October 2009.

The Stanley Primary Care Centre will bring together a range of different services under one roof, including community, children’s and young people’s services, outpatient and diagnostic clinics and voluntary services. The £12m development will replace current facilities with state of the art facilities and is due to be completed by August 2009.

Melanie Pears, head of public sector at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are delighted to have helped Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust and County Durham Primary Care Trust to achieve financial close on these very important developments. These schemes were ground-breaking in a number of different ways and will make a real difference to the people who use them over the coming years.”

Chris Parsons, Joint PFI Procurement Project Director at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted to have achieved this major milestone in the modernisation of mental health services for the people of Durham and Teesdale. We have very much appreciated the support and guidance from Ward Hadaway which has helped us to deliver a ground-breaking scheme in close partnership with the local Primary Care Trust.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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