PM names 40 new hospitals in £3.7 billion building programme


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Matt Hancock confirmed that, as announced last year, 20 hospitals will receive a share of £850 million to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, with enabling works already beginning at several sites.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:

Midland Metropolitan

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


Full details of the projects may be viewed here.

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