Improving our Estates 2018/19


£21m to be invested into our estate during 2018/19

We are excited to be investing £21m during 2018/19 to transform and improve the environment for our patients. With one of the biggest capital investments in our history, the planned capital programme for 2018/19 will see improvements made across our three main hospitals and within community services.

It will be no surprise to anyone to hear that if patients and families receive care in a better environment then their experience is much more positive. We are lucky in that a lot of our wards and departments are of a good standard but there are areas that need to be renovated, updated or in some cases, moved to a bigger area. 

We have had a really strong track record in recent years of investing in services for our patients – including our £12m maternity unit at FGH, over £1m for the new Acute Stroke Unit at the RLI, and a further £1m for a new Cardiac Centre at WGH. 

We are very proud that this year’s investment is one of the largest in the Trust’s history, and we hope it sends a strong message to our staff and the local people that we remain absolutely committed to making our hospitals the best they can be. 

What are we looking to improve?

Schemes being looked at include: 

When can you expect to see changes?

The schemes we are looking at for this year have all been suggested by our clinical teams and our clinicians are currently working with our Capital Services Team to take the initial plans to the next stage, which includes identifying timescales for the schemes that will be taken forward.

We are hoping that work on some of the schemes will start over the summer, whereas others are still in the initial stages and may not start until late 2018 / early 2019. 

How can staff and communities get involved?

It’s really important to us that our patients and local communities can be involved in the design stages too so for some of the larger schemes, there will be opportunities for staff and local people to have their say on how the developments look and feel. More information will be shared as soon as it is available.

Keep updated on progress...

More information on the schemes that will be taking place will be shared as soon as it is available and regular updates on progress will be provided via the Trust's social media accounts and on this dedicated page. 

Updated July 2019

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