Finchley Memorial Hospital
Finchley Memorial Hospital is located in a residential area in Barnet, North London. In 2007, the former Barnet Primary Care Trust (BPCT) decided to redevelop the existing hospital which was founded in 1908, and had grown incrementally by means of ad hoc extensions over the years to meet changing demands but was no longer fit for purpose. North London Estate Partnerships (NLEP) acted as developer under the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) framework, as well as project manager and employers agent. NLEP also oversee the facilities management (FM) and life cycle works for this building, which is delivered by Bellrock FM on a day-to-day basis.
NLEP was in a unique position to deliver this project in a cost effective and timely manner. The use of the LIFT process meant that BPCT could utilise an existing framework, which lead to time and cost savings for the public sector.
The new hospital provides specialist rehabilitation and intermediate care, primary care services, outpatient services, full diagnostic services, urgent primary care services, a community pharmacy, community and voluntary group services and access to health and wellbeing advice to the local population.
The building opened on 20th July 2012 following the completion of Phase 1 of the development that included the construction of the entire 9,500m² new building, alongside the Victorian hospital with minimal disruption to ongoing clinical activity. Phase 2 of the construction consists of the demolition of the Victorian hospital and landscaping the former Bow Lanes playing fields to form the completed health campus.
The health campus comprises of two five-a-side football pitches and one full size football pitch and there are plans for the local primary school “Our Lady of Lourdes” to utilise the sports facilities as they do not have sufficient space for their physical education programme. There are also plans to include a multi-use games area, these have been installed in the Borough of Camden by the local Council and have led to an increase in the activity levels of the local population. The health campus was designed to ensure that the patient and visitor experience is of the highest possible quality and also includes a memorial garden and a therapy garden that is utilised by the clinical teams.
Barnet CCG commissions the services delivered from Finchley Memorial Hospital. All enquiries in this regard should be directed to NHS Barnet CCG. CHP Property Team manage the building on a day-to-day basis and all enquiries in this regard should be directed to CHP.