Welcome to the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme. Your opportunity to shape hospital facilities in the region.
Our local NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is working with the Government to build new, centrally funded hospitals in our region, as part of the national New Hospital Programme. We want to explain a bit more about what this means and how you can get involved.
Hello, I’m Som Kumar. I’m a Consultant Cardiologist and a Programme Lead for the New Hospitals Programme.
I am really thrilled to be a part of this project for the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria. I want to reassure you that this is a collaborative project and we need your help all along the way.
Hospitals are no longer simply a place for emergency and critical care, for our most poorly people.
They’re at the heart of our health service, a place for clinical experts to learn and a place of ground-breaking trials and research, which support the amazing health and social care that happens in our communities.
But to work at their best, they must be kept up to date.
Hello, my name is Jerry Hawker. I’m the Senior Responsible Officer for the New Hospitals Programme for Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The New Hospitals Programme is our opportunity to make real, positive change for our local people.
New hospital facilities would allow the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria to introduce brand new digital advances, from the highest-specification imaging to assist surgeons in theatres, to artificial intelligence and robotics. Remote patient monitoring systems will allow patients to get home more quickly and safely. New designs will also be environmentally sustainable, with a zero-carbon footprint.
No decisions have been made about what shape these hospital facilities would take or where they would be located.
The design of any new hospital facilities will be led by clinical experts with staff, GPs, elected representatives of community groups and local people all able to have their say.
Feedback will be gathered to establish what the new hospitals could look like and how they might work, how they fit with the other hospitals and healthcare facilities in our region and finally, where they should be located.
There is a clear process that we have to follow, with a number of stages to complete to get approval from the government, local authorities and the NHS before any building work can begin. We will keep you updated along the way.
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Have your say.