Consultant appointed on Cumbrian community hospital and health centre

Sweett Group has reached financial close on two health projects worth £19m in Cumbria.

The consultant will help deliver a £12.5 million community hospital/health centre in Cockermouth and a £6.5 million health centre in Cleator Moor.

The developments are funded by eLIFT Cumbria Limited and will be delivered through the NHS Express LIFT programme.

Work on both projects will start in May, with completion of the hospital expected in autumn 2013 and the health centre in spring 2013.

eLIFT Cumbria Limited is a public-private partnership comprising Express LIFT Investments Limited (in which Sweett Group owns a 33.3% stake), NHS Cumbria, Community Health Partnerships and Cumbria County Council.

Ken Gill, managing director of Sweett Group’s PPP/PFI investments business, said:

“This is a fantastic milestone, not only for eLIFT Cumbria and Sweett Group, but for the NHS Express LIFT programme as a whole.

“We are very proud to be working with local businesses and our partners to help to deliver healthcare services that meet the needs of the residents of West Cumbria.”