LTHT receives funding for state-of-the-art pathology building
7 December 2018
Leeds Teaching Hospitals has been awarded £27 million for a new pathology building at St James’s University Hospital.
The funding will allow LTHT to bring pathology services together into a high quality consolidated new facility, providing significant opportunities to improve staffing and skill sharing as well as equipment efficiencies.
Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and CEO lead for West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) said: “I am delighted that the partnership has received this funding to improve hospital facilities in West Yorkshire.
At Leeds Teaching Hospitals, this investment will allow us to bring together pathology services into a high quality consolidated new facility benefitting Leeds and the whole region.
This is a step forward in our ambitious plans to redevelop the Leeds General Infirmary site and ensure our buildings represent the high-quality services we provide.
Our Pathology team at LTHT is already doing world-class work, and this new state-of-the-art building will allow us to work with our partners to continue developing the services we provide for patients in Leeds and beyond.”
The funding is part of the £963million of capital funding, announced by Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary on Friday 7 December to boost health facilities across England. It is being allocated to a number of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems across England as part of a major investment in the long-term future of the NHS.