Future Hospital Programme

 Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (Future Hospitals Phase 1)

Latest update (19 January 2023): 
We are really pleased that our Outline Business Case has been approved by the December Joint Investment Committee, with no revisions to delivery timeline, and we look forward to an anticipated completion date of the works in 2025/2026.

University Hospitals Plymouth are on a journey to redevelop our healthcare estate as part of the government’s New Hospital Programme. The focus for phase one of the ‘Future Hospital’ programme will be on improved provision for our urgent and emergency care services at Derriford Hospital. This will involve the development of a new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre; a purpose-built facility, creating space to care for the sickest patients. 

The new 15,000m2 build will see the co-location of the Emergency Department with urgent care pathways and the addition of dedicated interventional radiology theatre capacity (hybrid theatres which bring real-time diagnostic imaging capabilities into the operating theatre). Enabling work is due to begin later this year with plans for construction work to start in 2023.

Visualisation of Urgent and Emergency Care centre

The Future Hospital Programme is a long-term programme of change that will fundamentally transform how care is delivered, improving lives across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall through investment in integrated clinical services, digital assets and estates.

The new hospital programmes in Plymouth, North Devon and Torbay will form an important part of Devon’s Long-Term Plan. The plan will make sure healthcare services in Devon are fit for the future, providing high-quality care and better health outcomes for people and their families, through every stage of life.

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