Following the success of gaining £25m of government funding to redevelop the main theatres facility at Hinchingbrooke Hospital Jonathan Djanogly MP has now called for further capital funding to replace the remaining older parts of the hospital building.
Due to the age of the current building and the construction methods that were used when it was first built nearly 40 years ago the hospital Trust is having to spend millions of pounds on assessing and managing the associated issues.
Meeting the Secretary of State for Health at Hinchingbrooke Hospital during a visit to open the new emergency department and thank staff for their efforts during the pandemic, Jonathan Djanogly highlighted the need to address the hospital’s ongoing structural issues by funding and delivering a replacement hospital building.
Jonathan Djanogly called on the Secretary of State to consider Hinchingbrooke’s funding bid during a future phase of the government’s Health Infrastructure Plan which is delivering billions of pounds of investment to rebuild and refurbish hospitals.
Commenting, Jonathan Djanogly MP said:
“Hinchingbrooke Hospital is a much loved local hospital that has served Huntingdonshire well over the last 38 years but the building itself is now showing its age in places and it’s time to make the case to the Department for Health for a brand new hospital building.
“I am very encouraged by the government’s Health Infrastructure Plan which represents the biggest public investment to improve hospitals and the infrastructure of our National Health Service in a generation, and I will continue to work with the hospital Trust to make the case to government for Hinchingbrooke Hospital to receive funding in a future phase of this programme.”