The only fly in the ointment is that this new ward will not be solely for military use: when space allows, civilians will occupy some of the beds. This is a big disappointment. You would have thought that they could have provided a restricted area dedicated to the treatment of injured members of the Armed Forces.
In a recent article in MoD Defence News the Surgeon General, Lieutenant General Louis Lillywhite said: "In two years we will move into the new NHS hospital being built at Edgbaston – where we will have a dedicated military ward in Europe’s largest and most modern critical care teaching hospital." Soem media reports say that the the ward will at times be used by civilian patients; let's hope that by "dedicated" the Surgeon General means "for the sole use of service personnel".