The Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape hospital facilities in our area. It’s part of a wider plan to help people in the region live longer, healthier lives. Here are some statistics about our area that help explain why it is so important to make sure everyone has access to the best possible hospital facilities.
people live in Lancashire and South Cumbria.3
funding for healthcare is received by each resident than the average person in England, due to the greater needs of our communities.
of children in our region are growing up in poverty. The national average is 30%.2
of people in our area are over 65. The national average is 17.3%.4
of people in Lancashire and South Cumbria live in fuel poverty.
The national average is 10.9%.5
of our residents live in some of the most deprived areas in England.6
in Lancashire and South Cumbria is lower than the national average.7
The New Hospitals Programme aims to address these and help local people live longer and healthier lives.
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We have lots more details on the project in our Information hub. Read frequently asked questions, the latest news about the programme and stories from people in the region.