Major Capital Programmes
We are fortunate to have two schemes within the Government’s New Hospital Programme (a national commitment to more than 40 hospital building projects, backed by an initial £3.7bn investment). These are the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) and Tomorrow’s NUH.
We are also investing in the future of our hospitals through a number of other programmes, including the Maternity and Neonatal Redesign Programme.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-imagine our main hospital sites, looking at how and where we deliver services so that they are more joined up and accessible. Through Tomorrow’s NUH, we will be better placed to respond to changing healthcare needs and take advantage of innovations in medicine and technology. Tomorrow’s NUH will put our hospitals at the forefront of healthcare research and innovation, and make our buildings both more efficient and greener. Find out more about Tomorrow’s NUH.
National Rehabilitation Centre
The National Rehabilitation Centre will be a new, purpose-built 70 bed NHS rehabilitation facility set in the grounds of the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate near Loughborough, close to the existing Defence Medical Rehabilitation facility. Our current timeline is for the construction of the NRC to be complete by the end of 2024. Thanks to an academic partnership, led by the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University, the NRC will be truly unique in bringing research and innovation and education and training alongside clinical rehabilitation. Find out more about the National Rehabilitation Centre.
Maternity and Neonatal Redesign Programme
Through the Maternity and Redesign Programme we are taking forward plans to expand our neonatal facilities at the Queen’s Medical Centre by the end of 2024. This will give us 21 more cots, taking the total number to 38, and will create a better working environment for staff and more space and privacy for families. The current lack of cots means that women and their babies who should be looked after in Nottingham regularly have to be transferred to other hospitals further afield. Construction is set to start in September 2023, and will be completed by the end of 2024. Find out more about the Maternity and Neonatal Redesign Programme, including current opportunities to join the team.
To deliver our vision to be outstanding in health outcomes and patient and staff experience, a number of other programmes and projects are in development ahead of Tomorrow’s NUH. We have access to other sources of funding in the short term, including our annual capital investment programme, to make improvements to our hospitals.