As part of the Government’s health infrastructure plan, Boris Johnson has confirmed £3.7 billion to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.
Eight additional hospitals are currently in the bidding process. The health infrastructure plan, introduced by the government last September, will be the largest hospital building programme in a generation. A number of these new hospitals will also serve the government’s commitments towards mental health and rebuilding across the north of England. In addition, there will be 50,000 more nurses and 9,200 more doctors, as well as £850 million available for 20 hospitals to upgrade ageing facilities and equipment.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:
“We protected the NHS through the peak of coronavirus. Today we recommit to protect the NHS for years to come with the 40 new hospitals we will build over the next decade.”
This capital funding settlement comes just after a record additional £33.9 billion per year by 2024 has been passed into law by the government to fund the NHS.
For the full list of new hospitals, read the Government announcement.