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Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme

Welcome to the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme. 

Read on to find out how you can get involved in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape new hospital services in our area! 

What is the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme?

We are working together with the government to build new, centrally funded hospital facilities locally.

This will result in brand new, world-class facilities for local people as part of the government's plan to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.

Your opinion is an essential part of shaping our new hospital facilities and we will be working with patients, staff and local communities to hear feedback and ideas. We will keep you posted about how you can have your say at each stage of the process.


Why do we need change?

Some of the hospitals in our local area are in ageing buildings. Their condition and layout are causing increasing issues and mean that they can no longer accommodate today’s patient numbers or provide the services or experience people need. We will replace ageing buildings with new hospital facilities and refurbish other hospital buildings to provide the type of care our patients and staff expect.


What will the money be used for?

We want to provide hospitals that offer the best possible standards of treatment and care. We will create the space needed for staff to take advantage of the latest in healthcare technologies, and to deliver the best possible care, led by patients’ needs. Our new hospital designs will also be environmentally sustainable, with a zero-carbon footprint.

Does it cover my hospital?

The programme will see Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTr) (opens in new window) and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) (opens in new window) work with other Trusts and health organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria to develop ideas and proposals.

How can I get involved?

We want to hear from you to help shape our ideas and proposals. Our proposals will be led by evidence from doctors, nurses and other health experts. We will be inviting everyone to share their views through public consultation. 

We will be posting regular updates to this site, so please keep checking back to find out the latest news on the New Hospitals Programme.

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