Brand new hospital for Basingstoke as part of £3.7bn programme
A brand new hospital will be built in Basingstoke by 2030, improving care and cutting waiting times for thousands of people across North West Hampshire.
It’s part of The Health Infrastructure Plan – the biggest hospital building programme in a generation. In it, the government is investing £3.7 billion to build 40 hospitals over the next 10 years.
Design standards are now being developed for the new hospitals and ‘modular’ (pre-engineered) building methods will be used to speed up construction.
Local MP Kit Malthouse has been making the case for one of the new hospitals to be secured in Basingstoke.
“At the last election I pledged a new hospital to you, it was my top commitment, and I’m delighted that people living in North West Hampshire are now getting one.
“It will slash waiting times, improve care for many thousands of people, and help lift the burden off our NHS.
“It’s one of 40 hospitals being built across the country over the next decade. We are investing heavily in our much-loved NHS – along with the nurses we are recruiting and A&Es we are upgrading, we are making sure we leave it in a fit state for generations to come.”
Funding has also been committed for major refurbishments at the nearby Royal Hampshire Hospital in Winchester.
Nationally the government has pledged £33.9 billion a year (by 2023/24) for the NHS, and this has been passed into law. This summer, the Prime Minister announced a further £1.5 billion, including £450 million for 142 A&E upgrades ahead of winter.
Alongside the 40 new hospitals, 50,000 more nurses are also being recruited.