The Government has unveiled a detailed list of the 40 hospital construction projects that will be completed by 2030 as part of its Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) which marks the biggest injection of capital into the sector in a generation.
The £3.7billion development programme is centred on the use of prefabrication and modular construction methods to get the work completed within the timeframe.
And the latest announcement follows the launch of the HIP last September and the approval of funding for six hospital projects across the country, alongside seed funding for trusts to work on business cases for other schemes.
The trusts that received seed funding will now all be fully funded to deliver 25 new hospitals.
A new hospital in Shotley Bridge is also being added to the programme.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care said: “New standards will be developed over the coming months to help standardise the design of new hospitals and make use of modular construction methods to speed up the build.”
We are really pleased the Government has recognised the strength of our case for a new health and care campus and we can now really crack on with the detailed work needed so we can get building as soon as possible
Commenting on its approval for the redevelopment of Torbay Hospital, Dr Rob Dyer, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s deputy chief executive and lead for the trust’s Health Infrastructure Plan project, said: “We are delighted that the announcement gives us real confidence that our plans for redevelopment of Torbay Hospital will proceed.
“We will not just be rebuilding our general hospital. We are planning a fundamental review of the ways that we support the people of Torbay and South Devon to live healthier lives and how we provide care when they need it.
“That will include a new system for shared electronic records and the use of new technological methods of communication and treatment.
“The buildings will be flexible enough to support how modern medicine develops over the next 30 or so years and will help us to separate the care of people who need emergency care from those with planned or routine care which has become so difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was one of the trusts that received seed funding last year to develop its plans.
Chief executive, Dr Stephen Dunn, said: "We are really pleased the Government has recognised the strength of our case for a new health and care campus and we can now really crack on with the detailed work needed so we can get building as soon as possible.
"We will be engaging with our patients, our staff, and our partners over the coming months to understand what they really want and need from a modern healthcare facility to ensure that this investment will help us provide world-class care for our local community."
The 40 hospital projects in full are as follows:
Midland Metropolitan Hospital: The new Midland Metropolitan Hospital has already started on site and will bring together urgent care services from three hospitals across the region onto one state-of-the-art site, promoting better patient safety and care while ensuring value for money
Cumberland Cancer Hospital: To establish a modern oncology hospital with the equipment and facilities to comply with national service specifications, transforming cancer care services for patients across North Cumbria.
Royal Liverpool Hospital: Development of a new hospital to replace the current Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
3Ts Hospital, Brighton: Three-phase building works to deliver a regional centre for teaching, trauma and tertiary care at Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London: A new eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
Northgate Hospital, Morpeth: Rebuild of Northgate Hospital to provide a single integrated secure service centre of excellence, and the reprovision of Newcastle and Gateshead adult acute inpatient services at St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle. The plan also includes reprovision of children’s and young people’s medium-secure inpatient services to Ferndene, Prudhoe.
Greater Manchester Major Trauma Centre: To provide an additional non-elective, high-acuity hospital to support Greater Manchester Major Trauma Service and the transfer of high-acuity surgery.
Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, Midlands: To build a national rehabilitation centre at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow: A new integrated, high-tech healthcare campus to replace the aging Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Watford General Hospital: Rebuilding Watford General, including women and children’s services.
Whipps Cross University Hospital, London: A new hospital at Whipps Cross, providing a range of patient services including emergency and maternity.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospital: A new major hospital development
University Hospitals of Leicester: Rebuild at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield and new facilities at Leicester General.
Leeds General Infirmary: Centralising children’s and adult services at LGI with pathology services at St James University Hospital.
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds: To rebuild West Suffolk Hospital, replace poor estate, and provide a better patient environment.
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: To provide a new hospital at Eastbourne; new medical wards and refurbishment at Conquest; and a new clinical building at Bexhill.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading: Rebuild of the Royal Berkshire to replace ageing estate to tackle significant critical backlog.
Milton Keynes Hospital: To build a new women and children’s hospital.
The Hillingdon Hospital: Rebuild of Hillingdon Hospital to replace ageing estate to tackle significant critical backlog.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:New hospital at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and major refurbishment at Royal Hampshire Hospital in Winchester.
St Ann’s Hospital, Dorset:New build on existing site for child and adult mental health services
North Manchester General Hospital:Rebuild of North Manchester General Hospital to provide new healthcare facilities to replace poor estate and provide a better patient environment.
Dorchester Community Hospital, Dorset:New build of Dorchester Community Hospital on site and also to build new ED and ICU. Service model sees better integration of the DGH with GP and community services in a new hospital.
Poole Community Hospital:Rebuild of Poole Community Hospital with theatres and sterile services. Part of the ‘One Dorset Estate’ which links acute and community services to reduce pressure.
North Devon District Hospital:Rebuild of North Devon District Hospital to provide new healthcare facilities to replace ageing estate and enable the delivery of new models of care.
James Paget University Hospital, Great Yarmouth:Rebuild of James Paget Hospital.
Kettering General Hospital:Rebuild of Kettering General. Options being developed to move to a hot/cold configuration or a single-site rebuild.
Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital:Rebuild of both the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital sites.
Royal Preston and Lancashire Royal Infirmary:Planned replacement of Royal Preston and Lancaster Royal Infirmary, where subject to consultation either a single or two hospitals with appropriate reprovision of three community urgent care hubs and three out-of-hospital hubs.
Bournemouth Community Hospital: Rebuild of Bournemouth Community Hospital.
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton:Rebuild of Musgrove Park Hospital.
Torbay District General Hospital:Rebuild of Torbay Hospital. New smaller acute ‘hot’ hospital, a ‘cold’ elective centre and monies for a collaborative North East South elective centre all underpinned by an EPR system and technology-enabled care.
Addenbrookes Cancer Hospital: A new cancer hospital at Addenbrookes.
Royal United Hospital Bath:A new cancer hospital, completing a programme of phased capital work at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.
Cornwall Children’s Hospital:A new women’s and children’s hospital in the centre of the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro.
Derriford Emergency Care Centre:A new integrated emergency care hospital, bringing all urgent care into one emergency care hospital, with dedicated areas for children and frail patients.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:Rebuild of St Mary’s Paddington
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London: Rebuild of Hammersmith Hospital, new clinical academic redevelopment near ICL White City Campus, co-located with Imperial College biomedical campus at White City. Major floor-by-floor refurbishment of Charing Cross.
Christchurch Community Hospital, Dorset:Rebuild of Christchurch Community Hospital, including consolidating services into new community hubs, with associated investment in hospital services and mental health care.
Shotley Bridge Hospital, Durham: New hospital including inpatient beds, with unscheduled care, outpatient activity, chemotherapy and diagnostics to replace the existing Shotley Bridge Hospital.