BAM to deliver first phase of North Devon hospital project

Artist's impression of new staff accommodation at North Devon District Hospital

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed BAM Construction 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.

BAM Construction has been appointed to 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, to support future models of care, and will also enable the development of new clinical buildings at the hospital site, which the trust plans to deliver in programme’s second phase.

Chris Tidman, deputy chief executive and senior responsible officer (SRO) of the Our Future Hospital Programme, said: “With much of the estate at North Devon now over 50-years-old, 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.” 

Tim Chell, BAM regional director, added: “We are delighted to be working on this exciting new project at North Devon District 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.”

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