Work to construct a new hospital in Liverpool is to begin next year, it has been confirmed.
The timescale for the build of the Royal Liverpool Hospital was announced by the Labour Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside and chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee Louise Ellman on her Twitter page.
She said that following a meeting with the health minister Simon Burns and the Labour and Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree Luciana Berger, construction work on the £450 million hospital will begin early in 2013 and be completed by Christmas 2016.
"I am hugely reassured by the firm timetable for completion," the Riverside MP told the press.
"The new Royal is vitally important both for improving health services in the city and region, but also for the regeneration of Liverpool."
Ms Ellman added that the new hospital's bio-medical research facility "would underline the city's reputation for excellence".
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