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Building better hospitals

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Locally, and working in partnership with our health and social care colleagues, is our plan Better Care Together. 

This plan tells how we will improve local health services.  You can find out more about Better Care Together on this website: www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk

As a part of those plans we want to embark on a major programme of reconfiguration to transform the way we deliver safe, high quality, patient-centred care, how we will provide clinical services, both operationally and in physical locations, into the future.

A major part of this plan is the proposal to build some large scale modern, state of the art healthcare facilities.

It was 21 years ago when we last had some major investment into our hospitals (the Osborne Building at the Royal Infirmary) – and the new £50m Emergency Department changed that.  We are seeking £367m of investment in our hospitals to create, amongst other developments:

  • A new Maternity Hospital
  • A dedicated Children’s Hospital
  • A planned care Treatment Centre
  • Two ‘super’ intensive care units with 100 intensive care beds
  • Modernised wards, theatres and imaging facilities
  • Additional car parking


Delivery of all these plans will fundamentally modernise and transform Leicester’s Hospitals and the services we provide to our patients.

Your questions answered

In November 2018 we carried out a series of public engagement events and there were a number of questions raised by the public at those events. We have pulled them together and answered them. 

If you have a question that doesn’t appear in any of these, please email it to communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk.