Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme in numbers

Over a 20-month period to date (from January 2021 to August 2022):

15,579 different people across the region have got involved in the discussion about new hospital facilities, interacting with us 30,802 times.

Breakdown of interactions:

  • 32% of interactions were with members of the public (9,716 people)
  • 27% of interactions were with under-represented communities and health inclusion groups (8,370 people)
  • 19% of interactions were with NHS staff (5,938 people)
  • 18% of interactions were with patients and service users (5,423 people)
  • 3% of interactions were with expert patient groups (968 people)
  • 1% of interactions were with local politicians and MPs (297 people).

Facts and figures

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5,837 people completed website surveys.

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2,999 people joined The Big Chat online discussion across three different conversations.

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1,075 staff attended four New Hospitals Programme Colleague Summits.

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4,018 people took part in in-depth interviews (over the phone, in-person and online) across three waves of market research.

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Social media content reached 1.42 million people, across Facebook and Twitter.

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20,279 people visited the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme website.


1,837 people have subscribed to the New Hospitals Programme email newsletter.


235 people from 30 different inclusion groups in under-represented communities participated in workshops held by Healthwatch Together.

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6,041,344 opportunities to see or hear were generated through local advertising.

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25 local MPs and 20 local authorities have been kept up to date on the latest developments and proposals.

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796 local people had face-to-face conversations through Healthwatch roadshow events.16 locations across Barrow-in-Furness, Chorley, Kendal, Lancaster, Leyland, Preston and Ulverston were visited.

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