Private hospital taking shape
She's going up! Work on the new Kent Institute of Medicine
and Surgery at Newnham Park is now well under way.
Contractors Vinci Construction are making fast progress erecting
the new private hospital set to be the hub of a specialist medical
campus for the south of England.
To date, 379 people have worked on the construction of the
buildings, and a spokesman for Vinci Construction said that 35% of
the employees are local residents living within 10 miles of the
Cllr Malcolm Greer (Con), Maidstone council’s cabinet member for
regeneration, said the hospital would provide a major fillip to the
He said: “As well as the jobs already created, when the
hospital is up and running the salaries of those employed there
will bring a big boost to the Maidstone area.”
Vinci Construction is making a determined effort to involve the
community in the project. It has arranged visits to the site for
parties of local schoolchildren and invited students from the
University of the Creative Arts in Maidstone to design artwork to
feature within the hospital.
The hospital, which will have a quarter of its facilities
dedicated to use by NHS patients, is scheduled for completion in
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