Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is developing a long term vision for the future which includes an ambitious plan for a significant redevelopment of the Leighton Hospital site.
The proposals will deliver a state of the art, technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable facility offering exceptional, modern healthcare.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals will need to transform the care that it has traditionally provided, to meet the future needs of the population which is getting larger, growing older, and has increasing needs.
Leighton Hospital is in need of significant renovation and upgrade and is therefore not suitable for delivering modern healthcare services due to its size, layout and extensive repair programme.
Rather than continue to spend considerable money to bring an unsuitable site to an acceptable standard, the Trust is instead developing an exciting proposal for a new hospital which would rebuild approximately eighty five percent of the existing site.
The redevelopment would happen over a number of phases to make sure existing services are not disrupted.
Redeveloping the Leighton Hospital site gives a unique opportunity to create a facility that can deliver a new clinical model – a blueprint for providing future healthcare both in and out of hospital.
James Sumner, Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to be able to share these exciting new proposals for a new Leighton Hospital.
“This will be a hugely important project to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the local area.
“Our ambitious plan will deliver a hospital that is fit for purpose for the future and designed around the needs of our patients, their families and our staff.
“We have a clear strategic vision for the future of Leighton Hospital and we are now working up the detailed costings; achieving our vision is dependent on securing appropriate funding.
“As our plans progress we will very much want to hear from everyone who has an interest in the hospital, to ensure that our plans consider their ideas and aspirations."
The Trust is working with a strategic partner to develop the proposal in more detail in order to have a full strategic outline case by the end of February next year.
Work is also continuing with partners on plans to develop a new Victoria Infirmary in Northwich which will provide existing and new services to the local population in state of the art healthcare buildings.