“Fantastic news to learn that our local campaign has worked. Frimley Park will get a brand new hospital!”
James Sunderland has welcomed the Government’s new commitment to rebuild Frimley Park Hospital by 2030, as part of the New Hospital Programme.
James Sunderland said:
“The government is on track to deliver the manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals in England by 2030. Two hospitals are already complete and five in construction and by the end of next year more than 20 will be underway or complete.
“The good news locally is that Frimley Park Hospital is to be fully rebuilt. It is a fantastic hospital with superb staff. However the hospital was built in the 1970s with concrete that is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. Whilst not one of the original 40 new hospitals, it has now been added as a priority.
“This is fantastic news.”
Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said:
“These five hospitals are in pressing need of repair and are being prioritised so patients and staff can benefit from major new hospital buildings, equipped with the latest technology.
“On top of this I’m strengthening our New Hospital Programme by today confirming that it is expected to represent more than £20 billion of new investment in hospital infrastructure.
“As we approach the 75th anniversary of our fantastic NHS, this extra investment will ensure it can care for patients for decades to come and help cut waiting lists so they get the treatment they need quicker.”
Early this year, local MPs, James Sunderland, Michael Gove and Leo Docherty wrote to Steve Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care supporting the bid by Frimley Health NHS Trust for a new hospital.