NHS trusts invited to express interest in new hospitals programme

The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting expressions of interests from mental health, community and acute NHS trusts who wish to be considered for inclusion in this next wave of the new hospital build programme.

Health Minister Edward Argar said: “As we build back better from the pandemic, we are offering eight more trusts the chance to benefit from this historic undertaking. I look forward to seeing how our 40 new hospitals will apply lessons learned from COVID-19 and future-proof hospital design and construction. 

“The investment in our NHS buildings will transform health services for millions of people for decades to come, by putting world-class patient care, staff wellbeing and sustainability first.” 

Acute, mental health, and community NHS trusts are encouraged to submit their entry by September. The second stage of the process will begin later this year, with the final decision expected by Spring 2022.  

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.” 

Alongside the call, a new ‘Our NHS Buildings website has been launched‘ to provide further details.