A £300m scheme to build a new hospital serving Hartlepool and East Durham has won the backing of business bosses.
Members of the North East Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) Hartlepool committee have given unanimous backing for the planned new hospital at Wynyard.
Committee chairman Peter Olsen said it would “hopefully bring with it some fantastic opportunities for local business.
“There will be a lot of opportunities for local procurement of services and we’re working closely with the Foundation Trust with a view to agreeing that local contracting conditions can be included in their plans going forward.”
The group also backed proposals for upgrades to the Wynyard/Billingham junction of the A19.
NECC head of member relations Rachel Anderson said: “The Hartlepool committee is in favour of any proposals that will improve business conditions in and around the town and improving access on this particular pinch point would have major benefits in easing congestion and generally improving the Tees Valley transport infrastructure.”
More details in Thursday’s Hartlepool Mail