Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust to build two hospital buildings on LGI site

WCN Editorial Team 19 Oct 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has submitted plans to Leeds City Council for two modern hospital buildings, including a dedicated Children’s Hospital, on the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site as part of a long-term vision called ‘Hospitals of the Future’.

The first hospital building, joined to the LGI’s Jubilee Wing, will provide health services to adults. The facilities will include a new theatre suite for day case procedures, endoscopy and radiology services and a central Outpatients department supported by services such as pharmacy.

It will also have more critical care capacity, allowing the LGI to expand specialist services, including major trauma or cardiac care, and to develop specialist healthcare in the future.

The second building will be a new Leeds Children’s Hospital, which will bring together staff and services from the current Children’s Hospital in the LGI’s Clarendon and Martin wings.

This facility will deliver health services for children and young people in purpose-built facilities.

The new buildings will be designed to support advanced treatment and care based on the latest technologies and innovation.

According to the design, the hospital buildings will include flexible spaces so that they can be adapted to respond to patients’ changing needs over time.

The development is expected to make LGI the cornerstone of Leeds’ new Innovation District and strengthen the links between the hospital, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council.

Plans include hubs for research, innovation and technologies, office accommodation, retail, residential developments, green spaces and landscaped pedestrian walkways around the new hospital.

The trust will work with agencies such as Historic England to bring listed buildings, including Gilbert Scott building on Great George St, back to life.

Over the next two months, patients and members of the public can view the plans and share their feedback with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Two public drop-in events will be organised in November.

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Image: An exterior view of the Children’s Hospital at LGI. Photo: Courtesy of The Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

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