Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of 21 Trusts across the country granted seed funding as part of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan.
This funding will enable the Trust to develop a business case for as yet undecided building projects to be delivered between 2025 and 2030.
Alex Whitfield, chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital, said: “I am delighted that Hampshire Hospitals has been selected as one of the Trusts that will receive central funding as part of phase two of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan.
“Our hospitals are in real need of investment and we are already exploring ways that we can provide a more modern environment, designed for the needs of our patients and staff both today and in the future.
“This funding from the Department of Health and Social Care will enable us to accelerate this work. We are looking forward to establishing what our plans will look like, working with our staff, patients and the public to ensure that we create a healthcare infrastructure that is fit for the future.”