Contract Awarded for New Primary & Community Care Centre for Lisburn

09/10/2018

Work will soon get underway on the new £40million Primary and Community Care Centre for Lisburn which will be located on the Lagan Valley Hospital site.

The new 12,792sqm centre will bring together 8 GP Practices currently located in the Lisburn Health Centre and health services from a number of different locations, to transform health and care services through greater integration.

The Chairman of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Mr Colm McKenna and Chief Executive, Hugh McCaughey signed the award of contract to GPG O’Hare for the new centre.

Hugh McCaughey said:  “We are delighted to sign the award of contract and are on course to deliver a fantastic new primary care facility for the Lisburn area. When this building is complete in 2021, it will become a hub for primary and community care services, bringing together a wide range of GP and Trust services under one roof.  The new hub will improve early intervention, bring services closer to the patients’ home and help to reduce hospital admissions. This will allow for even better joined up working between our staff and local GP practices and deliver better outcomes for our patients.  The attention to detail in design of the building will meet modern accessibility standards, to ensure patient privacy and dignity and will provide a high standard of clinical accommodation for generations to come”.

Mark Lee, Primary Care Director at the Department of Health said: “This is a significant milestone in this exciting project which will radically reform the way services are designed and delivered. The new Hub will help deliver the Department’s vision set out in the ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Delivering Together’ which puts people at the heart of all that we do.  Going forward the people of Lisburn and the surrounding areas will be able to access a wide range of specialist services, care and support in the community setting.”

Cathal O’Hare, Director of OHMG, the Newry based firm which will carry out the building work, said the consortium was extremely excited to be entering into this long term partnership with the Trust which will see much improved health services being delivered to the local communities in the Lisburn area.  The company had been involved in the construction of a number of community care facilities, the latest of which was the health centre in Ballymena which opened in 2016.

Mr O’Hare added:  ‘We believe this will be a magnificent addition not only to the Lagan Valley Hospital, but also to the city and the well-being of people in the greater Lisburn area.”

It is anticipated that construction of the new hub will commence in April 2019, with the building being operational during 2021. Construction of the 12,792sqm building will provide employment for approximately 250 people, representing a major economic boost for the Lisburn region.

This project is proceeding as a 3rd Party Development (3PD) project, in line with the Ministerial Direction given by the former Health Minister in 2013.  This Ministerial Direction aimed to test a unique procurement method of public and private partnership known as 3PD.

Pictured: Cathal O’Hare (O’Hare McGovern), Jitesh Patel (Kajima), Colm McKenna (Chairman, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), Mark Lee, (Primary Care Director, Department of Health), Hugh McCaughey (Chief Executive, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), Eamon O’Hare (O’Hare McGovern).

Pictured: Proposed exterior for New Primary & Community Care Centre for Lisburn.

Pictured: Entrance Reception.

Pictured: New Primary & Community Care Centre Atrium.