Building Better Hospitals – Next Steps
In June 2021, the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) gave the go-ahead to a £450 million transformation plan to improve Leicester’s hospitals.
You are invited to attend a virtual public meeting on Thursday 1 July at 6.00pm – 7.30pm to hear more about the decisions made, based on public feedback from a twelve-week consultation. You will also be able to learn more about how these exciting plans will become a reality enabling Leicester’s hospitals to deliver high quality, sustainable care from modern, state-of-the-art facilities.
We will also outline how we will implement the shared commitment, made when these plans were approved, to ongoing public and patient involvement. The event will include a question and answer session so that people are able to ask questions about the next steps in the significant project.
The event will be led by Andy Williams, Chief Executive Officer and Sarah Prema, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning from the LLR CCGs. Andy and Sarah will be joined by John Jameson, Deputy Medical Director and other colleagues from Leicester’s Hospitals
To join please follow the link below:
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+44 20 3321 5208,,35894194# United Kingdom, London
Phone Conference ID: 358 941 94#
The plans given the green light include Leicester Royal Infirmary becoming host to a new state-of-the-art maternity hospital, also providing a midwifery-led birth centre alongside the obstetric unit. Existing maternity services (services provided in pregnancy, childbirth and post-pregnancy) and neonatal services will be moved from Leicester General Hospital to Leicester Royal Infirmary and breastfeeding services will be enhanced for mothers by providing post-natal breastfeeding drop-in sessions alongside peer support.
The Leicester Royal Infirmary will also see the creation of a new Children’s Hospital including a consolidated children’s intensive care unit, with the benefit of being co-located with maternity services on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site.
The standalone maternity unit at St Mary’s in Melton Mowbray will be relocated at a new standalone midwifery unit at Leicester General Hospital to improve access to this service for women across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to ensure closer proximity to acute services for mums and babies in the event of an emergency.
All outpatient services will be moved from Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital to a new purpose-built treatment centre at Glenfield Hospital.
A new primary care urgent treatment centre will be created at Leicester General Hospital. Services include observation facilities, a diagnostic service, GP access to imaging facilities, community outpatient services, and additional primary care services to provide family health care to people living in the east of the city.
Additionally, there will be two new haemodialysis treatment units; one at Glenfield Hospital and the second in a new unit to the south of Leicester. There will also be greater use of hydrotherapy pools located in the community.