About the proposals
We want to spend £450 million to improve acute hospital and maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Acute care includes patients receiving treatment for severe injury or illness, urgent medical conditions, or during recovery from surgery.
We want to see improved patient care, better patient outcomes, and staff all working in the best place to make this happen. Most of all we want to deliver hospital healthcare that is fit for the future.
Please let us know what you think of the proposals to help make this investment possible. We want to understand what the changes would mean for you to help us to make a final decision.
The proposals include:
- Moving all acute care to the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital
- The first dedicated single-site children’s hospital in the East Midlands based in Kensington Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary.
- A new maternity hospital at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
- Two ‘super’ intensive care units with 100 beds in total, almost double the current number.
- A major planned care treatment centre at Glenfield Hospital.
- Modernised wards, operating theatres and imaging facilities.
- Additional car parking.
- We propose to keep some non-acute services on the site of Leicester General Hospital, in Evington (three miles east of Leicester city centre on Gwendolen Road). The services that we propose to have at Leicester General include:
- A diabetes centre of excellence.
- Imaging facilities including scans and x-rays to help diagnose patients’ conditions.
- Stroke recovery services with inpatient beds (in the Evington Centre).
- Potential development of a primary care urgent treatment centre, observation facilities, community outpatient facilities for a range of mental and physical conditions and additional primary care services.
- The midwifery-led unit in Melton Mowbray may be relocated to Leicester General Hospital as it is underused, with less than three births per week, despite efforts to promote it. This is an option which will be informed by the views of the public during this consultation.
You can read more detail about each aspect of the proposals on this website.
Please tell us what you think of the proposals by filling in the questionnaire by 21st December 2020.