Boris Johnson has confirmed that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a hospital building programme worth £3.7bn
The prime minister revealed a further eight schemes would be invited to bid as part of the hospital building programme.
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 health infrastructure plan (HIP) is the biggest hospital building programme in a generation. It launched last September with a £2.8bn 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.
The new Shotley Bridge hospital is a further signal of the government’s commitment to rebuilding across the north of England, as it drives forward with the levelling up agenda.
Other new schemes will be invited to bid for funding for eight more new hospitals – a proportion of these will be mental health hospitals.
‘Biggest hospital building programme in a generation’
Boris Johnson said: “The dedication and tireless efforts of our nurses, doctors and all healthcare workers have kept the NHS open throughout this pandemic.
“But no matter what this virus throws at us, we are determined to build back better and deliver the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.
“From Morpeth to Milton Keynes, we are building 40 new hospitals across England to level up our NHS so more people have top-class healthcare services in their local area.”
Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, commented: “We protected the NHS through the peak of coronavirus.
“Today we recommit to protect the NHS for years to come with the 40 new hospitals we will build over the next decade.
“I love the NHS and I will do all I can to make sure it is there for you and your family over the years to come.
“The biggest hospital building programme in a generation will help protect the NHS long into the future.”
Meeting the needs of the NHS
NHS Providers deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, added: “We welcome the government’s focus on investing in replacing and refurbishing the NHS estate as, for a growing number of trusts, this has now become an urgent problem.
“Any additional funding to address long-neglected infrastructure and facilities to ensure safe, high-quality care is welcome and a number of trusts have well-developed plans to get this important work underway.
“At a time when there are a wide range of competing claims for investment, it is good to see the government making a firm commitment to meeting the needs of some parts of the NHS over an extended period.
“Given this long term commitment, we look forward to the follow-up work that will be required here.”
List of 40 hospitals
|In build (4)||1. Midland Metropolitan Hospital||Midlands||Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust|
|2. Cumberland Cancer Hospital||North East & Yorkshire||North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust|
|3. Royal Liverpool Hospital||North West||Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|4. 3Ts Hospital, Brighton||South East||Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Pending Final Approval (4)||5. Moorfields Eye Hospital||London||Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|6. Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland||North East & Yorkshire||Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust|
|7. Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital||North West||Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust|
|8. Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre||Midlands||Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|HIP 1 (6)||9. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow||East of England||Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust|
|10. Watford General Hospital||East of England||West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust|
|11. Whipps Cross University Hospital, North East London||London||Barts Health NHS Trust|
|12. Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals||London||Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|13. University Hospitals of Leicester||Midlands||University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust|
|14. Leeds General Infirmary||North East & Yorkshire||Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust|
|HIP 2 (25)||15. West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds||East of England||West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust|
|16. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust||South East||East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust|
|17. Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading||South East||Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust|
|18. Milton Keynes Hospital||East of England||Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|19. The Hillingdon Hospital, North West London||London||Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|20. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||South East||Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|21. St Ann’s Hospital, Dorset||South West||Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust|
|22. North Manchester General Hospital||North West||Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust|
|23. Dorchester Community Hospital, Dorset||South West||Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust|
|24. Poole Community Hospital, Dorset||South West||Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust|
|25. North Devon District Hospital||South West||Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust|
|26. James Paget Hospital , Great Yarmouth||East of England||James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|27. Kettering General Hospital||Midlands||Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|28. Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital||Midlands||Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|29. Royal Preston and Lancaster Royal Infirmary||North West||Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay|
|30. Bournemouth Community Hospital, Dorset||South West||Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust|
|31. Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton||South West||Somerset NHS Foundation Trust|
|32. Torbay District General, Torquay||South West||Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust|
|33. Addenbrookes Cancer hospital||East of England||Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|34. Royal United Bath Hospital||South West||Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust|
|35. Cornwall Children’s Hospital||South West||Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust|
|36. Derriford Emergency Care Hospital||South West||Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust|
|37. St Mary’s Hospital, London||London||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|38. Charing Cross Hospital, London||London||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust|
|39. Christchurch Community hospital, Dorset||South West||Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust|
|1 additional||40. Shotley Bridge Hospital, Durham||North East & Yorkshire||County Durham|
|Open competition||Competition to find 8 further new schemes||Various||Various|