Posted on August 2019 By James Southwell
Our Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, has officially given the green light to the construction of 20 brand new NHS buildings and expansions. This budget boost is set to cost £850 million and involves upgrading old buildings, new wards, diagnostic centres, and intensive care units. Mr Johnson has stated that this is part “of a programme that the NHS asked for” and he is happy to be delivering on it.
The project is going towards to the following NHS trusts and what they’ll be planning to do with the money:
Leeds Teaching Hospitals - £12m will be spent on providing a single laboratory information management system across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, to cover all pathology disciplines.
Croydon Health Services - £12.7m will be spent on improving and refurbishing critical care units at Croydon University Hospital.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care - £16.3m will be spent on emergency and urgent care facilities at the Tameside General Hospital.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London - £17m will be spent on building a new health and well-being centre in North East London.
University Hospitals of North Midlands - £17.6m will be spent on three new modern wards that’ll improve capacity in Stoke and deliver around 84 beds for this coming winter.
Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group - £18m will be spent on improving access through the urgent treatment centre, this should help improve patient flow.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals - £21.3m will be spent on developing urgent and emergency care zones in A&E.
Wye Valley - £23.6m will be spent on providing new hospital wards in Hereford, this’ll make for 72 new beds.
South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group - £25.2m will be spent on improving primary care in South Norfolk.
Stockport - £30.6m will be spent to set up a new emergency care campus at Stepping Hill Hospital, this’ll incorporate an urgent treatment centre, planned investigation unit, and GP assessment.
Mersey Care - £33m will be spent on providing new 40-bed low secure unit for learning disability patients.
Norfolk and Suffolk - £40m will be spent on providing 80 beds in Norwich by building 4 new hospital wards.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals - £41.7m will be spent on improving paediatric cardiac services in the North East.
Isle of Wight - £48m will be spent on redesigning acute services for residents in Isle of Wight.
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System - £57.5m will be spent on investing into primary care across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals - £69.7m will be spent on providing diagnostic and assessment centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn for cancer and non-cancerous disease.
Greater Manchester Mental Health - £72.3m will be spent on building a new adult mental health inpatient unit.
University Hospitals Birmingham - £97.1m will be spent on a new purpose-built hospital facility this will be replacing the old out of date outpatient, treatment and diagnostic accommodation.
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital - £99.5m will be spent on a new block in Luton that provides critical and intensive care, as well as a delivery suite and operating theatres.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals - £99.9m will be spent on building a new women and children’s hospital in Truro.
All of this will help the UK, even the areas that aren’t specifically getting included in the list; through taking less stress of the other trusts and creating more space within the trusts being upgraded.
Overall very exciting news for the NHS, I am personally looking forward to seeing these plans developed.