Government injects £2.7bn to build six hospitals

Aaron Morby 3 years ago

The Government has pledged to fund the largest hospital building programme in a generation with potentially more than 40 projects.

£450m Leeds general infirmary project gets final nod
£450m Leeds general infirmary project gets final nod

At its core, the new Health Infrastructure Plan will see £2.7bn injected into publicly funding six new large hospital projects by 2025.

A further 21 NHS Trusts will get a share of £100m of seed funding they need to develop business cases for 34 upgrade and new-build projects within the next decade.

Six projects to be publicly funded with £2.7bn
Region Trust Site Location
London Barts Health NHS Trust Whipps Cross University Hospital North East London
London Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust St Helier Hospital South West London
North East and Yorkshire Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General Infirmary Leeds
East The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow
Midlands University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Leicester General, Leicester Royal, Glenfield Leicester
East West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Watford General Watford
21 trusts to share £100m seed funding for plans (2025-2030)
East Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Addenbrookes Cambridge
South West Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Various (potentially 12) community hospitals Dorset
South East East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Conquest, Eastbourne District Hospitals Hastings; Eastbourne
South East Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital Winchester; Basingstoke
London Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Hillingdon Hospital North West London
London Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals West and Central London
East James Paget University Hospitals NHS Trust James Paget Hospital Great Yarmouth
Midlands Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust Kettering General Hospital Kettering
North West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Royal Preston Hospital Preston
East Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust Milton Keynes Hospital Milton Keynes
South West North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple
Midlands Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital Nottingham
North West Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust North Manchester General Hospital North Manchester
South West Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Derriford Hospital Plymouth
South East Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading
South West Royal Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro
South West Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust Royal United Bath Hospital Bath
South West Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
South West Torbay and South Devon Health Care NHS Trust Torbay District General Torquay
North West University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital Lancaster; Barrow- in-Furness
East West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds

Fresh investment is on top of the extra £33.9bn a year by 2023 to 2024 that the government is providing to the NHS.

It follows the government’s recent commitment of £1.8bn in capital funding for 20 hospital upgrades and other critical infrastructure works for the NHS.

Chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson said: “We welcome the government’s intention to fund a further 21 schemes between 2025 and 2030 and the £100m for those organisations to start work on developing those projects, noting that the funding to actually compete those schemes remains to be allocated.

“The NHS has been starved of capital since 2010. There’s a £6bn maintenance backlog, £3bn of it safety critical. It’s not just these six hospitals who have crumbling, outdated, infrastructure – community and mental health trusts, ambulance services and other hospitals across the country have equally pressing needs.”

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