Update from Government about the New Hospital Programme
The Government provided an update in Parliament on Thursday 25 May about the national New Hospital Programme, which includes North Devon District Hospital (NDDH).
Steve Barclay, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced that the Government has set aside a significant envelope of more than £20bn for the programme, with continuous investment beyond 2030.He confirmed that the Government remains committed to NDDH as part of the programme, and indicated that we can progress with phase 1 of our scheme, to develop new staff accommodation and to start enabling works to the hospital site.
We welcome this announcement and are delighted that there is an ambitious plan for rebuilding NDDH so that it can continue to offer high quality care to the people of North Devon in the decades to come. We are also pleased about the commitment to early investment to rebuild our staff accommodation, which is hugely important in supporting our ambitions to be a great place to work, so that we can recruit and retain the very best people.
We look forward to working closely with the national programme team to learn more about when and how we can progress our scheme, and we will keep you updated when we know more.