The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Important visits to the new hospitals’ site

2 October 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, visited Leeds General Infirmary to meet staff and learn about the Trusts plans to build two new hospitals on the site.

The PM and the Health Secretary toured the site of the Old Nurse’s Home, part of the LGI site that’s being demolished to make way for the new hospitals, where they saw for themselves the exciting new concept designs for the new hospitals and the Building the Leeds Way (BtLW) team explained more about the progress the project has made and the benefits the new hospitals will bring.

Cropped PM and Linda Pollard on site walking

The Prime Minister and Health Secretary also visited the Radiology team in MRI, where they heard from staff members, and one of the department's patients, about the recent investment and upgrades and the difference this has made to patient care.

The Health Secretary also spoke to Isabelle,17, and Danial, 14, two of our Daring Designers, who shared the designs they created earlier this year and explained what they’d like to see in our new children’s hospital.

Earlier in the week the BtLW team were visited by Natalie Forrest, the Senior Responsible Officer for the Governments New Hospital Programme (pictured below, right), at their offices in Leeds.  The team were able share an update and overview of our exciting New Hospitals of the Future project, our Future Pathology programme and our LGI Development and Innovation Pop-up. Guests were also given a tour of parts of the LGI estate that are being redeveloped.

Natalie Forrest Visit 30 September