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Issue:- 20 June 2013

New car park for The Royal Liverpool University Hospital takes shape

AN £8m multi-storey car park for The Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Merseyside has progressed past the initial phases.

The contractors, IHP, a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, have begun erecting a steel frame for the 700 car park space facility.

Once completed, the extra parking space provided will accommodate a new £335m hospital which will sit next to the current hospital, on the same site, and will be completed in 2017.

Mark Thomas, Regional Director, VINCI Construction UK, Building Division – North West, said:- "It is great to see the project take shape and to be part of a scheme which will redefine modern healthcare delivery. Once completed, the spacious car park, which is designed to be well-lit and easy to get around, will complement the new hospital."


ONE of the UK's leading medical negligence and serious injury law firms, Fletchers Solicitors, has unveiled a new social media campaign which debates whether it is ethical to sue the NHS and private health services.  The campaign is asking the general public for their thoughts on taking legal action against the health service through a poll conducted on the solicitors' Facebook page. Results from the survey will then be published via the law firm's social media channels.  Fletchers Solicitors, which handles 1 in 25 of the UK's medical negligence cases, seeks to shine a spotlight on poor care within the NHS and private health services, in order to force change and improve standards for patients.

Ed Fletcher, CEO at Fletchers Solicitors, explained:- "The NHS is a fantastic service. Having severed my spine in a motorbike accident over ten years ago, I've benefitted so much from the services healthcare professionals provide. That's why it breaks my heart to see first-hand the kind of lapses and failings in care that we've seen highlighted in the news recently.   We believe that suing for medical negligence is necessary to highlight the significant problems in the health service and make sure that malpractice doesn't happen again. However, it is always interesting to find out other people's views and the campaign will help to achieve this. My hope though is that with proper focus and attention to detail, we can do our bit to help standards improve and make the NHS great again."

The debate forms parts of a wider national campaign tailored specifically to highlight the firm's strength in supporting people suffering medical negligence and severe personal injury.  For more information on the campaign, please visit Facebook. Do you agree?  Let us know your views by emailing our newsroom via:-

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