The Greater Peterborough Health Investment Plan (GPHIP) is a £335 million project to build Peterborough City Hospital, the City Care Centre and the Cavell Centre (mental health unit) in Peterborough by 2010. It is a joint venture between the hospitals trust, Peterborough Primary Care Trust and Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust. It is led by PFI consortium Progress Health.
Contracts were signed in June 2007 following the project’s full business case being approved by Monitor - the foundation trust regulator - , the East of England Strategic Health Authority, the Treasury and the Department of Health. Construction started in July 2007.
Peterborough City Hospital is being built on the Edith Cavell site and will include 612 inpatient beds, an emergency care centre, a high-tech diagnostics unit, women and children’s unit, cancer unit, specialist rehabilitation unit, renal dialysis and a multi-disciplinary training centre. It is due to open in 2010. Following the opening, the existing Edith Cavell Hospital will be demolished and final landscaping and car parking will be completed in 2011.
The 102 - bed Cavell Centre, run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust is being built on the Edith Cavell Hospital site and will include adult acute, psychiatric intensive care and older people's units and services for people with learning disabilities unit, centralised dining, fitness, recreational and staff facilities and garden areas. The first phase opened in November 2008 and the second phase is scheduled for completion in 2009.
When both projects are complete the Edith Cavell Hospital site will become known as the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus.
The City Care Centre, run by Peterborough Primary Care Trust is being built on the site of the Fenland Wing at Peterborough District Hospital and will include 34 specialist rehabilitation beds, a pharmacy, outpatient diagnostic and treatment centre, general rehabilitation services and children’s care centre. It is due to open in 2009.
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Access the project website for technical and background information up to financial close (June 2007) hereImage: Artist's impression of the front entrance of the new acute hospital. Courtesy of Progress Health.