Work to improve the hospital will begin after HM Treasury Ministers signed off funding.
There had been concerns that due to the country’s financial position the project may have been delayed. Construction will now move ahead, transforming the 1908 hospital into a state-of-the-art building equipped to provide a range of health care services to local people.
Speaking from his constituency office Mike Freer MP said, “I’m obviously delighted the Treasury has agreed to finance the project. As the Coalition Government clears up the mess left behind by Labour there are going to have to be cuts, but important NHS projects such as this are still going ahead. I made clear to Ministers that this was a vital local project and thankfully they listened.”
The new building will include specialist rehabilitation and intermediate care, primary care services (booked and unscheduled, including GP services), outpatients, therapies, diagnostics, pharmacy dispensary, and an infusion suite.
NHS Barnet is expected to agree terms with a developer in the coming weeks.