Last week, Gedling’s Conservative Member of Parliament Tom Randall MP was shown the plans and around the site of where a new Elective Hub is to be built at Nottingham University Hospital’s NHS Trust’s (NUH) City Hospital site.
£35,000,000 of Government funding through the Targeted Investment Fund is being used for the construction of a new Elective Hub at the City Hospital. The new Elective Hub is due to open at the end of this year and will include three new operating theatres, 24 additional ring-fenced inpatient beds and a day-case facility.
After receiving an update on how the project is progressing by NUH clinical and estate leads, Tom said: “this new Elective Hub is replacing a disused part of the City Hospital site and I visited last week to see and hear how the plans were progressing.
“As a local Member of Parliament who has been lobbying for greater health spending in Nottinghamshire, I often see plans or speak to people about what's happening, but I really valued the opportunity to visit the site in person to see the work that is going on and meet the people who are making it happen.
“Progress is being made to tackle the COVID backlog. Once open at the end of this year, this Government-funded new Elective Hub will help that process and improve the healthcare of residents from Gedling and across Nottinghamshire.
Duncan Hanslow, NUH’s Programme Director for Reconfiguration, said: “We were really pleased to welcome Tom to the City Hospital site, to show him how plans are progressing for the Elective Hub. This new scheme very much aligns with our future vision for elective care - to create a centre of excellence at the City Hospital site, ensuring that these services are able to be accessed by all our patients, when they need them.”