Since becoming your Member of Parliament, I’ve been campaigning alongside residents, NHS staff and councillors to ensure Hillingdon Hospital gets the funding it needs to redevelop the ageing site. I’ve set out my commitment to Hillingdon Hospital to ensure it gets the investment it needs so the facilities can finally match the devotion of the staff. High quality healthcare has always been one of my top local priorities because I’ve seen ﬁrst-hand the world class work our NHS staff do in caring for your friends and family.
And that’s why I’m delighted to say that as your Member of Parliament, I’ve secured new funding in the form of Government investment that will allow the NHS Trust to prepare a full business plan for the building work to create a new state-of-the-art hospital that they’d like to deliver for local residents and patients. In October 2020, the Health Secretary confirmed funding for the delivery of the new hospital as part of the Health infrastructure plan.
The Strategic Outline Case for the redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital was approved by regulators and by Department of Health and Social Care Ministers in February 2021, following approval by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England / Improvement Joint Investment Committee in October 2020. Hillingdon Hospitals Trust has made good progress in the development of the designs for the new Hillingdon Hospital, in preparation for the submission of the planning application in April 2022 and subsequent submission of the Outline Business Case.
I would like to thank the Trust for the progress they have made to date, and I look forward to working closely with them and all relevant stakeholders to ensure we get the building work underway on the new hospital as soon as possible.
A new website dedicated to the plans to deliver a new hospital in Hillingdon has been launched and can be found at: https://thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/. The team driving the project to build a new hospital for the people of Hillingdon has released a series of short videos, addressing different aspects of the scheme. You can browse the clips on the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust’s YouTube channel here.
We have a growing population in Hillingdon, both young and old, who rely on the hard work of our doctors and nurses and I am committed to ensuring they have the top class facilities and resources they need to continue to carry out their jobs to highest possible standard. I continue to speak regularly with the key health stakeholders including The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Brunel University London, CNWL, NHS Hillingdon CCG and the Hillingdon Council to bring about tangible improvements.
Residents can sign up for the new Hillingdon Hospital newsletter at: https://thh.nhs.uk/redevelopment/get-involved-and-have-your-say/