14 August - New hospital promotion hits the high street
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Plans for the new Hillingdon Hospital were on show to the public at the Love Summer Festival in Uxbridge last week.

The team behind the project set up a stall in Uxbridge High Street as part of the festival, and pent three days chatting to passers-by, explaining the plans for the new hospital and getting feedback from as many people as possible.

All the feedback will be used to support a public exhibition which is a vital part of a planning application due to be submitted next month.

The new Hillingdon hospital is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a new, modern, 21st-century hospital for the residents of Hillingdon, and beyond, which supports the very best in delivery of healthcare.

Professor Abbas Khakoo (above, left), Hillingdon Hospitals Redevelopment Project Clinical Lead, said: “The people of Hillingdon, our patients and our staff deserve a new hospital so it was really exciting to be able to show you the potential our new hospital has to improve patient care and their experience. The new Hillingdon Hospital is a brilliant opportunity to make a range of improvements in how we can look after our patients.”

If you were not able to get to Love Uxbridge, don’t worry: to give feedback on the plans visit https://thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/exhibition/.

12 August 2021 - Local MP visits hospital
Images from Boris Johnson's visit to Hillingdon hospital on 12 August 2021

Our local MP, Boris Johnson visited Hillingdon Hospital. 

He was greeted by our Chair, Lord Amyas Morse and CEO, Patricia Wright, before being shown our new state-of-the-art Seacole Building, where discussions of the Hillingdon redevelopment followed.

 A huge thank you to all our staff who were involved in welcoming him back to Hillingdon Hospital.

15 July 2021 - Minister comes to Hillingdon to see plans for our new hospital
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Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was delighted this week to welcome Health Minister Edward Argar and talk him through the plans for our new hospital.

It was a great opportunity to talk Mr Argar, who has responsibility for the new hospital building program, through the plans for our new hospital and coincided with a new announcement on the new hospital programme

It also comes as the trust continues to call on local people, patients and staff to give their views on the plans. We would love to hear from as many people as possible so please do have a look through our public exhibition and give your feedback.

The aim is to build a new, modern, 21st-century hospital for the residents of Hillingdon, and beyond, which supports the very best in delivery of healthcare.

It will provide the same range of services that we have now, but with improvements made possible by modern, purpose-built facilities.

Local residents can visit the new Hillingdon Hospital website to find out more and give their views.

Jason Seez, Hillingdon Hospitals Deputy Chief Executive and Redevelopment Project Senior Responsible Officer, said: “We were delighted to show the minister around, talk him through our plans, and the progress we’ve made so far. 

“We really want to hear from local people what you think. There is a range of information on the new building in our exhibition so please do take a look and give us feedback.”

Professor Abbas Khakoo, Hillingdon Hospitals Redevelopment Project Clinical Lead, said:

“The people of Hillingdon, our patients and our staff deserve a new hospital so it’s really exciting for colleagues here to show the Minister the potential our new hospital has to improve patient care and their experience.

“The new Hillingdon Hospital is a brilliant opportunity to make a range of improvements in how we can look after our patients.”

  


1 July 2021, 6pm - Webinar - introducing the public exhibition
22 June 2021 - Local residents get first view of plans for their new local hospital

Hillingdon residents today get the first view of the plans for their new hospital.


With artists’ impressions and plans of the proposed new building as well as information on how it will improve services, the online exhibition sets out the vision for a new, modern, 21st-century hospital.


Under the proposals, the current hospital will remain open during the building works and the new hospital will provide the same range of healthcare services but with significant improvements that will mean a better patient experience.


The exhibition, which is a key part of the planning process, will run for six weeks and is another opportunity for local people to have their say and help shape plans for the new hospital.


View the plans and give feedback on our website www.thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/exhibition.  We will be holding a public webinar on 1 July where people can hear from the team and ask questions. 


As Covid restrictions lift, we will look to do some events in the community so all residents and patients – especially those who don’t use the internet – can feedback on the plans.


Jason Seez, Hillingdon Hospitals Deputy Chief Executive and Redevelopment Project Senior Responsible Officer, said:


“We’re absolutely delighted to be able to unveil our plans for our new Hillingdon Hospital.  We’ve been working very closely with local people, staff, patients and our partners to develop them.


“There is a range of information on the new building in our exhibition so please do take a look and give us feedback via our survey or during our public webinar next month.”


Professor Abbas Khakoo, Hillingdon Hospitals Redevelopment Project Clinical Lead, said:


“The people of Hillingdon, our patients and our staff deserve a new hospital so it’s really exciting to see the potential of our new hospital to improve patient care and their experience.


“Our new Hillingdon Hospital is a brilliant opportunity to make a range of improvements in how we can look after our patients.”


17 May 2021, 7pm - Webinar: First stage of floor plans and clinical developments

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8 December 2020, 10am - Webinar: Update and clinical developments

11 November 2020, 7.30pm - Webinar: How we design a hospital

15 October 2020, 10am - Webinar: Introduction to our plans

6 August 2020 - Redevelopment website goes live

Take a look at the new Redevelopment Website: thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment


The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new website dedicated to the plans to deliver a new hospital in Hillingdon. The website - thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment - provides information about the redevelopment plans and provides patients, local residents and others with an opportunity to provide their feedback.


The Trust’s vision is to build a new hospital which would have all the current services in a high quality, purpose-built facility. It would enable care to be provided efficiently within a safe and attractive environment for staff, patients and visitors.


The new website provides information about the Trust’s aspirations and the process that must be completed before funding is secured and building work can commence. The Trust will be arranging a series of engagement opportunities as part of its community conversation to talk to patients, residents’ and others to test and develop plans further.


Camilla Wiley, Chief Nurse, from the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have an ambitious plan to build a new hospital by 2025. A new hospital in Hillingdon would bring so many benefits to our staff, patients and residents and it is important that we listen to everyone on our journey towards the redevelopment. We very much want to hear from everyone who has an interest in the hospital, to ensure that our plans consider their ideas and aspirations.”


The current hospital was built in the 1960s, with parts of the estate dating back to the 1930s and is in a state of disrepair. If the Trust was to undertake all the necessary repairs, it would cost over £211m - the second highest backlog maintenance cost of hospital trusts in England. A new hospital provides the opportunity to improve facilities and provide the hospital that our patients and staff deserve. The benefits include:


  • A more attractive environment for staff and patients, improving their experience Full compliance with the latest safety standards
  • Better connectivity between departments making it easier for patients to move through the hospital
  • Greater adoption of digital technologies to enhance patient care and safety
  • Improved privacy with significantly more side rooms
  • A more efficient building that is environmentally friendly
  • Inclusion of areas to benefit the wider community, including for example, green spaces and retail outlets
  • Flexibility to adapt facilities in response to potential future pandemics
  • Improved ability to recruit and retain a high calibre workforce
  • Potential for other health and social care facilities to be provided on the site in the future to create a health and social care hub
  • Sufficient capacity for the future and further expansion potential

Last week, the Hospital’s Trust Board approved the submission of the draft Strategic Outline Case for the redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital to NHS England/Improvement. Based on the assessment of options to date, this recommends building a new hospital on the existing Hillingdon Hospital site as the preferred way forward. The Trust remains open to considering any new options should they emerge as part of the engagement process.


28 July 2020 - A step closer to a new hospital

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that today, 28 July 2020, the Trust Board approved the submission of the draft Strategic Outline Case for the redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital to regulators. Based on the assessment of options to date, this identifies a new hospital build on the Hillingdon Hospital site as the preferred way forward. The draft Strategic Outline Case will now be submitted to NHS England/Improvement for review and more detailed planning will commence to develop the Outline Business Case.


The Trust’s vision is to build a new hospital which would have all the services currently available at the hospital, but in a high quality, purpose-built facility. It would enable care to be provided more efficiently within a safe and pleasant environment for staff, patients and visitors.


The Trust has engaged with key stakeholders during the development of the draft Strategic Outline Case and has support from the wider health and care system including commissioners. As the scheme moves into the next stage, we will be starting a community conversation to hear your feedback, test our thinking and develop plans further. The Trust will remain open to considering any new options for the redevelopment of the hospital should these emerge.


The current hospital was built in the 1960s, with parts of the estate dating back to the 1930s, and is in a state of disrepair. If we were to undertake all the necessary repairs, it would cost us over £211m - the second highest backlog maintenance cost of hospital trusts in England. In September 2019 it was one of twenty one hospitals to receive a share of £100m seed funding to develop a business case for a new hospital and has since moved quickly to develop plans.


A new hospital provides the opportunity to improve facilities and provide the hospital that our patients and staff deserve. The benefits include:


  • A more attractive environment for staff and patients
  • Compliance with all relevant safety standards
  • Better connectivity between departments making it easier for patients to move through the hospital
  • Greater adoption of digital technologies to enhance patient care and safety
  • Improved privacy with significantly more side rooms
  • Better access and signage
  • Sufficient capacity for the next 10 years and further expansion potential

Sir Amyas Morse, Chair of the Board, said:

‘I am delighted to be able to announce that the Trust Board has approved the submission of the draft Strategic Outline Case, covering the redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital, to regulators. This marks the start of an exciting future for the Trust and our local community. We need now to work together to develop the detailed business case for the new building and start the work to secure planning permission from the London Borough of Hillingdon. We are very grateful for the valuable input received so far and we look forward to hearing from many more people to ensure that our plans meet the needs of our patients.’