Hospitals of the future
Investing in our estate
Fit-for-purpose healthcare facilities and equipment are essential for providing outstanding care for patients. We have a large and varied estate with seven hospitals across five sites, with challenges including significant backlog maintenance due to the age of some buildings.
Over the next five years we will make a transformational investment of almost £1bn in improvements to our estate, medical and surgical equipment and digital capability across our sites. This will deliver improvements to the environment, efficiency and effectiveness of our healthcare services. We will embed the best digital practices.
Our ambitious plans will deliver two new hospitals at the Leeds General Infirmary a state-of-the-art hospital providing adult healthcare services and a world class new home for the Leeds Children’s Hospital. This investment will deliver modern, sustainable healthcare in an environment that supports individual care, innovation, technology and research.
We will centralise our pathology services at the St James’s Hospital site providing a purpose-built laboratory that incorporates advanced equipment and technology for fast, accurate specialist testing. Working with our partners, the new lab will also support the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Pathology Network.
Our wider investments
We will upgrade our theatre facilities, re-provide and improve the environment for high volume outpatient specialities such as Ophthalmology, invest in our diagnostic imaging capacity, review and improve our day case surgery facilities, and expand our emergency care facilities.
Innovation in healthcare can improve health and grow our economy. Over the next five years we will continue to invest in research and innovation facilities across our estate. Our exciting plans at the Leeds General Infirmary will see the development of a health innovation campus, supporting collaboration between clinicians, academia and industry. Working with our partners, we will build on the insights from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme, so that Leeds is a place where people develop the most innovative ideas to solve societal problems.