Eight new hospitals to be built in England
Hundreds of thousands of people in England will benefit from new NHS facilities and services as ministers open the selection process for 8 new hospitals.
The government is committed to helping the NHS ‘build back better’ from COVID-19 and one of the centrepieces of that ambition will be delivering on the manifesto commitment of 40 new hospitals across England by 2030, backed by an initial £3.7 billion of investment. These will provide better care for patients, an improved working environment for staff and help the NHS reach its net zero carbon ambition.
Currently, the national programme comprises 8 pre-existing schemes and 40 new hospitals, totalling 48 hospitals. In October 2020, the government named 32 hospitals which will form part of the 40 new hospitals and is now calling for NHS trusts to submit their expressions of interest to be one of the final 8 hospitals.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our plans to deliver 40 new hospitals across the country by 2030 will help us build a better NHS and transform NHS services for local communities. The selection process for the further 8 new schemes is a huge opportunity for more areas to benefit from the biggest hospital building programme in a generation, and I encourage trusts to apply. We will take forward the bold and ambitious plans to improve care, level up investment and prioritise sustainable design.”