Investing in our estate
Our aim is to create outstanding hospital facilities and technology through which our patients can access the best treatment available. We currently have one of the largest estates in the NHS. Our buildings range from Victorian listed properties to brand new developments, with challenges and opportunities across all six of our sites.
Hospitals of the Future
Over the next five years we 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. For the first time in Leeds, health services for children and young people will be brought together in a building dedicated to their needs.
This investment will deliver modern, sustainable healthcare in an environment that supports individual care, innovation, technology and research. This transformation will boost the local economy. It will create around 3,000 jobs and deliver up to £11.2 billion growth as part of an innovation district for Leeds. We will also create wider community benefits and social value as part of the construction process
A smaller, upgraded estate
We have an ambitious long-term plan to reduce the total size of the estate and use more of it for clinical work. We will move many of our services into new, purpose-built facilities and reduce the number of buildings we have from over 130 to 75 by 2035. Our total non-clinical space will reduce from 45% to 35% of our estate.
We currently have a total backlog maintenance cost of £120m. Investment in our buildings will reduce this figure to £60m over the next 15 years. We are upgrading and reconfiguring how we use our space to support the work of our clinical teams. £27m of investment will see our pathology services centralised at St James’s University Hospital to create a purpose-built specialist laboratory.
A green Trust
As one of the largest organisations in Leeds, we create a significant environmental footprint through our carbon emissions. We will become one of the greenest NHS Trusts in the UK through our Green Plan and our sustainability targets and actions. We aim to have more than halved our CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040