Freedom of Information Request (FOI)

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our region’s hospitals.

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.

The New Hospitals Programme is aiming to address significant problems with our ageing hospitals in Preston (Royal Preston Hospital) and Lancaster (Royal Lancaster Infirmary). We also need to invest in Furness General Hospital’s infrastructure in the context of its strategic importance and geographically remote location.

We want the process to be fully open and transparent and we therefore pledge to ensure that we publish everything we can to ensure our public understand what is taking place and what is being discussed. 

How to make an FOI request

People are entitled to request information from public bodies and receive a response, usually within 20 working days, and there are a number of public bodies involved in the New Hospitals Programme.

The acute hospital Trusts involved and their FOI contact details are as follows. Please send to the most relevant Trust and they will liaise across the programme:

The programme also involves NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, who commission services from Lancashire and South Cumbria’s acute hospitals. Links to further information about making FOI requests and contact email are as follows:

Here is how to make a freedom of information (FOI) request from NHS England (opens in new window).

The Lancashire and South Cumbria programme is part of the Government’s national New Hospital Programme: how to contact the Department of Health and Social Care (opens in new window).

Published information requests

On the website we will also include:

  • Information about the process
  • FOI responses
  • Press releases
  • Press statements
  • Updates and articles.

Further information will be added to the site as the programme develops.

Find out more about the Freedom of Information Act process on the Information Commissioner’s website (opens in new window).

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