Our Trust vision is for our hospitals to become ‘outstanding in health outcomes and patient and staff experience’. To achieve that vision, we need modern, fit for purpose buildings that will support us to deliver effective and efficient care and help us to train the next generation of healthcare workers. Tomorrow’s NUH is the name of our programme to develop our hospital estate.
Currently, we have some duplication of services across our two large hospital sites, and have services that should ideally be co-located, situated on opposite sides of the city. Our ageing estate makes it difficult for us to deliver modern healthcare in the way we would like – the buildings were designed at a different time to care for fewer patients with different needs than those of today. Through Tomorrow’s NUH we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to address those issues.
NUH is one of the Trusts identified in the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan, a rolling programme of investment in new hospitals over the next decade. This significant investment will allow us to redevelop our QMC and City hospital sites, including constructing some new buildings and carrying out major refurbishment work. Tomorrow’s NUH will lead to major improvements both in health outcomes, and in people’s experience of using our services, as well as a reduction in health inequalities. In partnership with the Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, we will be carrying out a full public consultation on our proposals later in the year.
You can read more about Tomorrow’s NUH below. Chapter 1 sets out the vision for the future of our hospitals, and Chapter 2 explains the clinical model which will determine how we seek to bring that vision to life.
Our Timeline for the Programme