Following an update from Kier, it is clear that the final completion of the construction of the new Broadmoor Hospital is taking longer than originally envisaged.
While we are, naturally, very disappointed by this, we are working with Kier to ensure that the outstanding issues are resolved as soon as possible. Our overriding priority is the safety of patients, staff and the public. Patients will not move into the new hospital until is safe and appropriate for them to do so.
This means that the move will not take place by the spring, as intended. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.