Health Secretary Matt Hancock has launched a £3bn hospital building programme.
40 new hospitals will be built across England over the next decade. Six of the hospital builds are getting the full go-ahead today, and a further twenty one new build projects (consisting of thirty four new hospitals in total) are receiving seed funding to kick start their schemes. Other projects will be able to bid into this and other future waves too.
The six hospitals getting the full go-ahead today are: Whipps Cross Hospital, Epsom and St Helier Trust, West Hertfordshire Trust, Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. These projects are being funded with a £2.7 billion cash injection of brand new money from the Treasury.
The projects receiving the £100 million seed funding include Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge, the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and the North Manchester General Hospital.
The new investment comes in addition to the £33.9 billion increase in cash funding for the day-to-day running of the NHS being delivered by the Government over the next five years.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “When I became Prime Minister, I promised to make sure that money for the NHS gets directly to the front line, so that patients consistently receive world-class care and NHS staff have the resources they need to provide this incredible service day in, day out. We’re already delivering on this, upgrading hospitals across the country. And today we’re investing more money to support our NHS. We’re providing additional funding for 40 new hospitals to be built over the next decade. This will transform our NHS for millions of patients and hard-working staff.”
“I’ve spent the past two months visiting hospitals across the country, and I’ve seen first-hand the need to invest in our hospitals. We need to get Brexit done by October 31 so we can focus on investing in our NHS, providing more resources for staff and world-leading care for patients.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I love the NHS and I’m incredibly excited to be able to launch the largest hospital building plan in a generation, with 40 new hospitals across the country. Too many of our hospitals are too old, and this £13 billion plan will build new state of the art hospitals, using the best technology, so our brilliant NHS staff have the best possible facilities to provide the best possible care.”
“For too long, we’ve taken a short-term approach to NHS buildings and infrastructure, too often using a PFI system that has hamstrung hospitals for decades. Our new Health Infrastructure Plan is going to change that. Rather than the piecemeal and uncoordinated decisions of the past, we will be taking a strategic approach to improve health infrastructure and set the priorities for the NHS over the long term.”
6 hospitals to be developed in HIP1 (2020-2025)
- Barts Health NHS Trust – Whipps Cross University Hospital – North East London
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – St Helier Hospital – South West London
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Leeds General Infirmary – Leeds
- The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust – Princess Alexandra Hospital – Harlow
- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust – Leicester General, Leicester Royal, Glenfield – Leicester
- West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Watford General – Watford
21 Trusts being given seed funding to develop their plans for HIP2 (2025-2030)
- Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Addenbrookes – Cambridge
- Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Various (potentially 12) community hospitals – Dorset
- East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – Conquest, Eastbourne District Hospitals – Hastings; Eastbourne
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Hampshire County Hospital,
- Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital – Winchester – Basingstoke
- Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – The Hillingdon Hospital = North West London
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals – West and Central London
- James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – James Paget Hospital – Great Yarmouth
- Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Kettering General Hospital – Kettering
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Preston Hospital – Preston
- Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust – Milton Keynes Hospital – Milton Keynes
- North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – North Devon District Hospital – Barnstaple
- Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital – Nottingham
- Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – North Manchester General Hospital – North Manchester
- Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Derriford Hospital – Plymouth
- Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Berkshire Hospital – Reading
- Royal Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Cornwall Hospital – Truro
- Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust – Royal United Bath Hospital – Bath
- Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – Musgrove Park Hospital – Taunton
- Torbay and South Devon Health Care NHS Foundation Trust – Torbay District General – Torquay
- University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital – Lancaster; Barrow-in-Furness
- West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust – West Suffolk Hospital – Bury St Edmunds