The government said the plan’s new, strategic approach will ensure the health service will have world-class facilities for patients and staff for the long term.
At the centre of this plan is a new hospital building programme, which the government has launched with a £2.8bn investment that gives 6 new large hospitals the funding to go ahead now, aiming to deliver by 2025.
A further 21 schemes have been given the go-ahead with the seed funding they need to develop their business cases, with the aim of delivering between 2025 and 2030, subject to business case approvals.
The 6 trusts getting £2.7bn in funding to develop new hospitals are:
The 21 schemes receiving £100 million of seed funding include:
The investment is on top of the extra £33.9bn a year by 2023 to 2024 that the government is providing to the NHS, which follows the recent commitment of £1.8bn in capital funding for 20 hospital upgrades and other critical infrastructure works for the NHS.