22 June 2022 - Plans for the New Hillingdon Hospital take another step forward


Hillingdon Council officially received the planning application for a new Hillingdon Hospital today.

The plans propose a new state-of-the-art hospital for the residents of Hillingdon, and beyond, which supports the very best in delivery of healthcare.

It will have the same mix of services as currently available at Hillingdon Hospital; be built in the same location (next to the current hospital) and the current hospital will remain open dur-ing construction. The new hospital will mean significant improvements in care for patients including:

  • More floor space - A 40 per cent increase in floorspace 
  • More beds - From 484 to 492 beds on the Hillingdon Hospital site 
  • More Diagnostics - More CT scanners: from 2 in the current hospital to 5. More MRI scanners: from 2 (one of which is a mobile unit) in the current hospital to 3 
  • More single bedrooms - From around 28 per cent currently to over 70 per cent
  • An improved critical care department - Next to our high dependency unit and significantly expanded to meet future demand
  • A much larger Emergency Department - An entirely new department with significantly larger floorspace incorporating specialist services and diagnostics services together on one floor.  

A summary of the plans – including a scale model of what the new hospital might look like – is available to see in person at an exhibition in Uxbridge Library from today to 27 July.

The exhibition includes posters with artist impressions of the new hospital as well as more information on how the plans should improve care and services.

Jason Seez, Senior Responsible Officer for the Redevelopment Project and Deputy Chief Executive of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:

“The New Hillingdon Hospital is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a state-of-the-art new facility for the people of Hillingdon and beyond.

“Today’s planning application is another step forward in our plans. We really want to hear your views and get your support so please do visit our exhibition in Uxbridge Library or visit the council website.

Prof Abbas Khakoo, Clinical Lead for the Redevelopment Project said: “Our plans are clear that the new Hillingdon Hospital is going to be more than just a new building – it will mean we can make significant improvements for our patients.

“This includes more single rooms – over 70 per cent of rooms in the new hospital will be singles compared to under 30 per cent currently, more MRI and CT scanners and a much bigger A&E with all the services needed in the same place.”

At a glance: More features of the new hospital 

  • Maternity - A new midwife-led unit co-located to the labour ward for seamless and safe transfer when needed
  • Children and Young People (CYP) - Separate in-patient area for older children (adolescents) and over 80% single rooms. Specially designed cubicles to treat children and young people in the emergency department
  • More day cases - Increased treatment facilities in outpatients means we can do more surgery as day cases – relieving pressure on our theatres
  • Better place to stay - Inpatient wards at the top of the building to take advantage of natural light and views
  • Infection Control - More infection control facilities such as isolation rooms and ability to separate patient flows

Artist impressions of the New Hillingdon Hospital

Artisit Impression-style images of the new Hillingdon Hospital
17 February 2022 - Catch up on the third roadshow event

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held the third new Hillingdon hospital roadshow virtual event today.


You can watch the event again by clicking on the video below.


The aim is to hear from you and get your feedback to help shape the plans ahead of submitting a planning application in April 2022.


If you missed the first three events or would prefer to meet us in person, we will be announcing some in-person events soon on this website..


To look at the plans for your new hospital, visit thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/exhibition. Here you will find aerial views, artist impressions and information on all the key aspects of the plans.

14 February 2022 - Estates strategy sets out bold vision for the future

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS foundation Trust has today published its new Estates Strategy, which sets out the Trust’s plans to build a brand new state-of-the-art hospital for the residents of Hillingdon, and beyond, as well as optimising the existing estates.


In delivering the Estates Strategy, the Trust will continue to work closely with partners to ensure that proposals for the future hospital build meet the needs of the wider health and care system. The vision is to create a fit for purpose and flexible digitally enhanced estate that enables the delivery of high quality care, whilst maximising efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability.


The strategy supports the Trust’s overall vision, as part of Hillingdon Health and Care Partnership (HHCP), to measurably improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the people in Hillingdon, ensuring that sustainable health and social care services are built around local needs.


The full strategy can be found on the publications page of the website.

3 February 2022 - Catch up on the latest roadshow event

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held the second the new Hillingdon hospital roadshow virtual event today.


You can watch the event again by clicking on the video below.


The aim is to hear from you and get your feedback to help shape the plans ahead of submitting a planning application in April 2022.


If you missed the first two events then don't worry we've got two other dates booked in so far. Visit bit.ly/THH-roadshow for more details.


Details of each event - including a link to book - are included below:


Thursday 17 February 2022, from 6pm to 7pm bit.ly/roadshow-17-Feb


To look at the plans for your new hospital, visit thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/exhibition. Here you will find aerial views, artist impressions and information on all the key aspects of the plans.

1 February 2022 - Redevelopment team joins in day of the older person celebrations

The new Hillingdon hospital team joined in the day of the older person celebrations at the Pavilions Shopping Centre today getting feedback on plans for the new Hillingdon hospital.


The event celebrates older people and their contributions to our community and includes a variety of stalls offering advice and information, as well as music and entertainment, exercises and taster sessions.


The redevelopment team were on hand to answer questions about the redevelopment and ask people to give us feedback via a survey.


You can still fill in the survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y97TG5V

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26 January 2022 - Work to upgrade the sewage system at Hillingdon Hospital
View of hospital entrance from Crispin Way

Work to upgrade the sewage system at Hillingdon in preparation for redevelopment of the hospital is planned to start on Monday 31 January.


The project will require the closure of the main entrance to vehicles for four months. Work is expected to be completed in May 2022.


Patients and those visitors allowed under the current restrictions, who arrive by car, will be directed by signs to the staff car park entrance in Royal Lane, then onward to the public parking area, which will be separated by temporary fencing.


Usual parking rules will apply to the pay-and-display areas.


There will be the loss of a small number of spaces in the public car park alongside Pield Heath Road, where a works compound will be stationed.


The HATS patient transport ambulance service will be able to collect and drop off patients as close to the main door as possible, next to the main entrance ramp.

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18 January 2022 - Roadshow launches with online event

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust launched the new Hillingdon hospital roadshow today starting, with a series of virtual events.


You can watch the event again by clicking on the video below.


The aim is to hear from you and get your feedback to help shape the plans ahead of submitting a planning application in April 2022.


If you missed the first event then don't worry we've got two other dates booked in so far. Visit bit.ly/THH-roadshow for more details.


Details of each event - including a link to book - are included below:


Thursday 3 February 2022, from 6pm to 7pm bit.ly/roadshow-3-Feb

Thursday 17 February 2022, from 6pm to 7pm bit.ly/roadshow-17-Feb


To look at the plans for your new hospital, visit thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/exhibition. Here you will find aerial views, artist impressions and information on all the key aspects of the plans.

14 August 2021 - 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.’