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Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme

We have a once in a generation opportunity to transform our region’s hospitals by 2030

By creating a network of brand new and refurbished facilities, we’ll help local people live longer, healthier lives. By doing this, we’ll also make Lancashire and South Cumbria a world-leading centre of excellence for hospital care.

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The opportunity for Lancashire and South Cumbria

Our region has 1.8 million people living in cities with diverse cultures and communities, rural areas and coastal towns

We want to give people of all ages and communities equal access to the best possible hospital facilities. As well as replacing ageing buildings, we want to provide a network of hospitals that meet the changing healthcare needs of every person in the region.

Transforming hospitals

We want to build on what our hospitals are already great at, while developing new cutting-edge hospital facilities that take advantage of new healthcare technologies and treatments to offer the absolute best in modern healthcare. We also want to improve the experience that patients, families and carers have in hospital, offering privacy and dignity through more private rooms, family areas and more space for our staff to care for patients.

Positive change for our region

The positive impact of this work will reach further than new hospitals. It will attract investment and jobs to Lancashire and South Cumbria, benefitting everyone and boosting our local economy now and in the future.

Why the project is so important

“Our hospitals must evolve and adapt to meet both current demands and those of the future, to make sure we are investing in the health of people today and for future generations. This isn’t just about buildings; it is about changing healthcare for good.”

Sanjay Sinha, Clinical Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, UHMBT

Which areas will benefit?

Our local NHS trusts are working with other health and community organisations to bring new hospitals and better hospital services to our entire area. Some of our hospitals will have new facilities and refurbishments and we want to link all our region’s hospitals using digital technology to offer the best treatment and care closer to people’s homes wherever possible.

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Hospitals that will benefit

1. Royal Preston Hospital
2. Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
3. Royal Lancaster Infirmary
4. Furness General Hospital
5. Westmorland General Hospital
6. Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
7. Burnley General Teaching Hospital
8. Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHP map
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHP map
Hospitals that will benefit

1. Royal Preston Hospital
2. Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
3. Royal Lancaster Infirmary
4. Furness General Hospital
5. Westmorland General Hospital
6. Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
7. Burnley General Teaching Hospital
8. Blackpool Victoria Hospital

When will decisions be made?

At this early stage no decisions have been made. We don’t yet know what our new hospital facilities will look like or where they will be located. Our proposals will be led by clinical opinion, experience and scientific data and the needs and views of our patients, staff and local people will be very important.

Our process

To ensure we deliver the best results for everyone, there is a clear process we’ll follow before any building work can begin.

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