Building works begin on flagship healthcare campus

Building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out business, Tilbury Douglas, says construction has started on the Ministry of Defence and NHS health complex in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

The joint project between the MOD and NHS will deliver integrated health and care services to the military and civilian communities of Catterick, North Yorkshire, and the wider Richmondshire areas.

Services which may be delivered from the Catterick Integrated Care Campus may include:

  • General Practice services, including out of hours
  • Other clinical services such as: Sexual Health, Orthopaedics, Heart Failure and Pain Management
  • Imaging and other diagnostic services such as: X-ray, Ultrasound, and Audiology
  • Community services such as: Paediatrics, Adult and Child Mental Health, Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation, Speech and Language Therapy and NHS dentistry provision for adults and children with a disability or serious mental illness
  • Defence health recovery group teams: defence occupational health team, defence primary care rehabilitation service and community mental health
  • Military occupational dentistry

Tilbury Douglas was awarded the contract by the MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Paul Ellenor, regional director for Yorkshire and the North East at the business, said: “We are pleased to be pushing forwards with this important and forward-thinking project that will provide many key health and care services to the community.

“As we are committed to social value, we will be prioritising working with our supply chain from within a 50-mile radius of Catterick, helping to support local businesses and veterans.”

Wendy Balmain, North Yorkshire director of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), said: “I am pleased work has now started on the Catterick Integrated Care Campus which will enable us to deliver modern and fit for the future, health and care for military personnel, their families and veterans – as well as the wider Richmondshire population.

“This project will deliver a state-of-the-art purpose-built health and care facility to bring together a broad range of services collectively under one roof and provide our Catterick communities with integrated and responsive health and care.”

John Weatherby of DIO’s Major Programmes & Projects (MPP) team, added: “The Catterick Integrated Care Campus, which is being delivered by MPP, represents an opportunity to consolidate, in a state-of-the-art facility, military medical and dental services which are currently dispersed across the largest military garrison in the UK.

“The new facility will allow the MOD to not only work in partnership with NHS but also reduce our estate footprint and operational running costs, while continuing to provide an exceptional service to personnel.”