LGI future ambitions
Our hospitals at the heart of innovation
We are developing ambitious plans to transform two of our seven hospitals, Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and the Leeds Children’s Hospital, to create hospitals of the future, where outstanding care will be delivered in the most innovative surroundings.
Our vision is based on the creation of bespoke buildings and facilities that are tailored to the needs of our patients and enable our staff to provide the highest quality care. These plans are central to the development of the Leeds Innovation District, which will redevelop the northern area of Leeds City Centre.
This major redesign will see our hospitals become the cornerstone of the new innovation district in Leeds, a partnership between four of the biggest organisations in the centre of the City.
Working with the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council, this project will bring together creative and innovative talent to drive investment and longterm economic development. It will make an impact not only in Leeds, but across the wider Yorkshire region.
Leeds is one of the few cities in the country where there is a major teaching hospital, two universities and a local council in the same area with very close working links. Leeds City Council provides social care for many patients after they leave our care. The two universities train medical, nursing and other specialist clinical staff as well as collaborating with our teams on ground-breaking research projects that improve patient care and clinical outcomes.
The four organisations want to build on the already close relationships by forging closer links through the physical spaces and buildings, making it easier to work together. This will draw businesses and investment to the area and create jobs and wealth for the City.
The area around the Civic Hall, the LGI and the universities will, in time, be opened up with improved roads, pedestrian walkways and open spaces for the community.
Our proposals are to free up space for new developments and the redesign of the LGI site including the modernisation of the Leeds Children’s Hospital.
Our hospitals have always been at the heart of the City so I am extremely pleased that the LGI site is an integral part of the proposed innovation district with the many opportunities that brings. We are excited about working with a range of partners to develop new solutions and attract investment, which will be good for our patients and staff and help grow the economy of our City.
21st century healthcare
Plans are at an early stage and success depends on our ideas passing a series of increasingly detailed national assessments to make sure they are affordable, make sense and support the needs of the population into the next generation.
We want to deliver 21st century healthcare in 21st century buildings that support innovative care and research and we believe we can make it happen.
A state of the art extenstion at the front of Clarendon Wing will mark the beginning of our transformation of Leeds Children's Hospital. This is a significant project that will be the catalyst for further change and development.
Overlooking Millennium Square, a new healthcare building will become the natural gateway to services for adults at our City centre site, unlocking potential for changes that will transform services in our hospitals and meet the requirements of new technologies.
Across the historic LGI site we have a large number of older facilities and the aim is to streamline the number of buildings we work in, dispose of outdated estate which is not suitable for modern healthcare and, as a result, transform the environment.
The new healthcare facility will allow us to deliver a wide range of services to people who walk in and out again on the same day, so-called ‘ambulatory’ care, including diagnostics, outpatient clinics, endoscopy and same-day surgery with new operating theatres and a high-dependency unit for postoperative care.
This will reduce the number of visits and the time many patients need to spend at our hospitals so that patients have a better experience and we can be more efficient.
We will also reconfigure the emergency department and refurbish intensive care facilities in Jubilee Wing.