The details of 40 new hospitals to be built in England by 2030 under the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) have been announced, with a further eight new schemes invited to bid, a proportion of which will be mental health hospitals. The package is worth £3.7 billion.
In response to a question from the floor about this funding in a webinar this morning (October 5) as part of IHEEM Digital Week, Simon Corben, Head of Profession for Estates and Facilities at NHS England and Improvement, made it clear that the £3.7 billion is in this spending review, with future projects bidding for money from future spending reviews.
The Prime Minister has also confirmed that 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.
The HIP is the biggest hospital building programme in a generation. It launched last September with a £2.8 billion investment that gave six new hospitals the funding to go ahead, alongside seed funding for Trusts to work up business cases.
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.
Alongside this £3.7 billion package, Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock confirmed that, as announced last year, 20 hospitals will receive a share of £850 million to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, with enabling works already beginning at several sites.
The 40 new hospitals are:
Cumberland Cancer Hospital
Royal Liverpool Hospital
3Ts Hospital, Brighton
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland
Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital
Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
Watford General Hospital
Whipps Cross University Hospital, North East London
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leeds General Infirmary
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Milton Keynes Hospital
The Hillingdon Hospital, North West London
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Ann’s Hospital, Dorset
North Manchester General Hospital
Dorchester Community Hospital, Dorset
Poole Community Hospital, Dorset
North Devon District Hospital
James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth
Kettering General Hospital
Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital
Royal Preston and Lancaster Royal Infirmary
Bournemouth Community Hospital, Dorset
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Torbay District General, Torquay
Addenbrookes Cancer Hospital
Royal United Bath Hospital
Cornwall Children’s Hospital
Derriford Emergency Care Hospital
St Mary’s Hospital, London
Charing Cross Hospital, London
Christchurch Community Hospital, Dorset
Shotley Bridge Hospital, Durham