What is Tomorrow’s NUH?
Tomorrow's NUH is the name of our programme to redevelop both the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) and the City Hospital, creating improved environments that will support us to respond to changes in health needs and medical advances, and to continue providing the right care for our local communities long into the future. It is part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme (NHP), which is investing in buildings and equipment - including advances in digital technology - across the NHS, to ensure our healthcare system and staff have the facilities they need for the future.
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 – many of our buildings were designed at a different time to care for fewer patients with different needs than those of today. Through the Tomorrow’s NUH Programme we have the opportunity to help address these issues. We will also have the opportunity to review the services currently delivered from Ropewalk House and consider the right location for those in the future.
Tomorrow’s NUH Vision
“Working with patients, staff and partners, we will use the exciting once-in-a-generation opportunity of investment through the Government’s New Hospital Programme to improve how and where services are delivered, so that health and care services across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are more joined up and accessible to all. We will put our hospitals at the forefront of healthcare research and innovation, and transform them into more efficient, greener environments”.
To achieve our vision we want to:-
- Create a brand-new, state-of-the-art Centre for Women, Children and Families (including maternity, neonatal and children’s services) at the QMC - the first of its kind in the East Midlands.
- Enhance the way we manage the care of patients in an emergency, by increasing the range of emergency care we provide at the QMC.
- Develop best-in-class cancer services across both our hospital sites and in the community.
- Create a centre of excellence at the City Hospital for elective (planned) care.
- Transform outpatient services to provide patients with high quality care at the right time in the right place.
Engaging with you
Our proposals have been developed with our colleagues from the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (formerly the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group), and we have shared and talked them through with local people to get their feedback.
During March 2022, we carried out a four-week programme of public engagement around Tomorrow's NUH (read the engagement report here ). More recently, we engaged with people on services at Ropewalk House, the impact of some services moving from City Hospital to the QMC on residents of Basford, Bestwood and Sherwood, and services for women, children and families (read the engagement report here ).
In partnership with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board, we are planning to carry out a full public consultation on our proposals later this year.
You can read about the TNUH programme journey so far in our series of Chapter documents (include links to Chapter documents):
- Chapter 1 sets out the vision for the future of our hospitals.
- Chapter 2 explains how we would seek to bring that vision to life.
- Chapters 3 and 4 looks at our preferred way forward for how our services are organised across our hospital buildings, and how our digital and people plans will support this.
- Chapter 5 gives a glimpse of what our hospitals could look like in the future.
You may also be interested in the FAQs for the programme Tomorrow's NUH - FAQs September 2022.pdf [pdf] 514KB .
If you have additional questions, please email: TomorrowsNUH@nuh.nhs.uk .
Read the latest chapter here: