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Trust welcomes Prime Minister to see new Hillingdon Hospital plans

Date published: 27 July 2022

The Prime Minister, and local MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Boris Johnson visited Hillingdon Hospital recently to see first hand the plans for our new hospital.

The plans, which have now reached the planning permission phase, propose a new state-of-the-art hospital for the residents of Hillingdon, and beyond, which supports the very best in delivery of healthcare. It will have the same mix of services as currently available at Hillingdon Hospital; be built in the same location (next to the current hospital) and the current hospital will remain open during construction. The new hospital will mean significant improvements in care for patients including:

    More floor space - A 40 per cent increase in floorspace
  • More beds - From 484 to 489 beds on the Hillingdon Hospital site
  • More Diagnostics
  • More CT scanners: from 2 in the current hospital to 5.
  • More MRI scanners: from 2 (one of which is a mobile unit) in the current hospital to 3
  • More single bedrooms - From around 28 per cent currently to at least 70 per cent single rooms
  • An improved critical care department - Next to a high dependency unit and significantly expanded to meet future demand
  • A much larger Emergency Department - An entirely new department with significantly larger floorspace incorporating specialist services and diagnostics services together on one floor.

Boris Johnson, The Prime Minister and MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip said: “I was delighted to meet with the Redevelopment Project team to discuss the progress we’re making towards the new Hillingdon Hospital. Work is now well underway to develop the site – which will deliver a vastly improved experience for patients, staff, and visitors from Hillingdon and beyond. I will continue to support all the fantastic staff at Hillingdon Hospital as we navigate the final stages of the planning process and get building work underway.”

Jason Seez, Senior Responsible Officer for the Redevelopment Project and Deputy Chief Executive of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The New Hillingdon Hospital is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a state-of-the-art new facility for the people of Hillingdon and beyond. “It’s very encouraging to have all our stakeholders behind us on this project and we’re really grateful to the Prime Minister and our local MP for his ongoing support.”

Artist impressions of the new hospital as well as more information on how the plans should improve care and services are available on the New Hillingdon Hospital redevelopment exhibition page.