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New Hospitals' Programme (formerly HIP2)

Help shape our future

In October 2019, the second phase of the New Hospitals' Programme was announced by the Government. It is a long-term programme of investment in health infrastructure, including money for new hospital buildings, investment in the latest technology, and funding to make improvements to existing buildings.

We are delighted that the RUH is one of the 21 Trusts across England chosen to be part of the New Hospitals' Programme, including 7 in the south west.

The Government has already confirmed that our Dyson Cancer Centre, scheduled for construction in 2021/22 will benefit from New Hospitals' Programme funding. Our vision for our future goes beyond this and we are now continuing to develop our wider plans for New Hospitals' Programme funding.

We are clear that our plans should reflect the views of our patients, our staff and our partners and we'll be working with our community on the first stage of developing our ideas during autumn 2020.

We have set out an ambition for the New Hospitals' Programme but this could change as our plans develop further:

Achieving better outcomes and experiences for service users and families through flexible integrated care, using innovations that work.

What's happening next

We are required to submit a full business case in November 2024, describing the investment we need to help us deliver our ambition. Funding could then be available in 2025. It may seem a long way off, but there is much to be done ahead of then. The first milestone is to create a strategic outline case – this is where we make a case for change and describe the benefits it will bring.

We are holding virtual information sessions for staff, patients and our local community to find out more about our early ideas and to make suggestions. We're also meeting with local partner organisations.

We are committed to working closely with our community and partner organisations to develop our plans for this exciting opportunity together. There are more than half a million people in the RUH catchment area – many of who will be cared for at some point by the RUH team, or will have friends and family who need our services. As a listening organisation, we want to learn from the people who know our services the best.

How can I get involved and find out more?

We held our first virtual session in October, and there will be many opportunities to be involved in the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact us with what you'd like to know, and someone from the team will get back to you:

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