£850m investment to be made for hospital improvements!


There was plenty of uncertainty, surrounding our new prime minister. Now, he's confirmed a huge cash injection into the NHS. Announcing that 20+ hospitals will get new facilities, upgrades and developments through the latest scheme.

This is not just for London, hospitals across the UK will be seeing improvements varying in size from 12m - 100m! This is not just great news for the public who will use the newly built facilities, it's great for the construction industry in the UK as it means that firms and workers in these local areas will have an opportunity to work on-site on these upgrades! The funding will be spread over a period of 5-years with the initial construction work set to begin as early as 2021.


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The recent construction of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.


The funds are likely to be the first set in a series that plans to increase investment in the NHS. Mr Johnson’s team is planning to fast-track funds, adding to Theresa May’s £33.9billion yearly increase to go to the health service by 2023/24.

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Get yourself some solid employment in the world of construction. We have a range of diffrent construction corses that gear you for employment. Our courses encourage hands-on practical experience so that you understand the trade you are taking on in a practical sense you will also learn the surrounding topics such as health & safety.

Projects like this nationwide hospital development plan need workers from all types of trades. From bricklaying to tiling, and we offer courses in all of the skills needed. if you're already a worker with on-site experience seeking an NVQ and or qualifications we have you covered too!

If you click one of these trades you will be forwarded to a page full of all the diffrent types of courses within the trade, the courses are all designed for diffrent skills levels from beginner to advanced. From courses such as Introduction to Bricklaying to our Level 2 NVQ Bricklaying course. We have experienced instructors and great facilities to get you mentally and physically prepared for work in the industry!

The Improvements Include:

East of England

  • Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS FT – £99.5 million for a new block in Luton to provide critical and intensive care, as well as a delivery suite and operating theatres.
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT – £69.7 million to provide Diagnostic and Assessment Centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn to aid rapid diagnosis and assessment of cancer and non-cancerous disease.
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT – £40 million to build 4 new hospital wards in Norwich, providing 80 beds.
  • NHS South Norfolk CCG – £25.2 million to develop and improve primary care services in South Norfolk.


  • University Hospitals Birmingham – £97.1 million to provide a new purpose built hospital facility in Birmingham, replacing outdated outpatient, treatment and diagnostic accommodation.
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust – £21.3 million to improve patient flow in Boston by developing urgent and emergency care zones in A&E.
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust – £23.6 million to provide new hospital wards in Hereford, providing 72 beds. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – £17.6 million to create 3 new modern wards to improve capacity and patient flow in Stoke, delivering approximately 84 beds for this winter.


  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London NHS Foundation Trust – £17 million to develop a new health and wellbeing hub in North East London.
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust – £12.7 million to extend and refurbish critical care units at the Croydon University Hospital, Croydon.

North East and Yorkshire

  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System – £57.5 million for primary Care investment across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – £41.7 million to improve Paediatric Cardiac Services in the North East.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – £12 million to provide a single Laboratory Information Management System across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, covering all pathology disciplines.

North West

  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – £72.3 million to build a new adult mental health inpatient unit in Manchester.
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – £33 million to provide a new 40 bed low secure unit for people with learning disabilities.
  • Stockport NHS FT – £30.6 million to provide a new Emergency Care Campus Development at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, incorporating an Urgent Treatment Centre, GP assessment unit and Planned Investigation Unit.
  • NHS Wirral CCG – £18 million to improve patient flow in Wirral by improving access via the Urgent Treatment Centre.
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – £16.3 million to provide Emergency and urgent care facilities at Tameside General Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne.

South East

  • Isle of Wight NHS Trust – £48 million to redesign acute services for Isle of Wight residents.

South West

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – £99.9 million to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the centre of the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro.

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