On Sunday 29 September, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the next stage in our strategic investment in the National Health Service, with the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) to ensure that our health infrastructure is fit-for-purpose for decades to come. The Prime Minister set out on Wednesday 2 October his plan that “in the next ten years we will build 40 new hospitals in the biggest investment in hospital infrastructure for a generation.” As a step towards this, we have committed funding for six new hospitals as well as seed funding to support the initial stage of a further 34 building projects.
North Manchester General Hospital scheme is one of the projects that are green-lighted to proceed to the next level of their development plan. A total pot of £100 million of seed money is being made available to help kick start the next stage of developing these plans. All schemes however will need to present a clear investment case to move onto the next stage, and funding will be subject to future spending reviews. Other projects will be able to bid into this and other future waves too.