25 May 2023
Jonathan Djanogly secures new hospital funding for Huntingdonshire

Jonathan Djanogly, Member of Parliament for the Huntingdon Constituency, has today warmly welcomed the news that, following his long and vocal campaign on the issue, funding for a new hospital in Huntingdonshire, on the Hinchingbrooke site, has been secured from the Government.

The official announcement was made by the Health Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Steve Barclay MP, today in the House of Commons, and his full Ministerial Statement can be found here.

Enabling funding for preparatory groundworks will be provided in the near future, with work and discussions ongoing about the location and hospital design specifics. Construction of the new hospital is due to be completed by 2030.

Commenting on the announcement, Jonathan said:

“Today’s announcement is a hugely significant milestone in the campaign for a new Hinchingbrooke hospital to meet the needs of Huntingdonshire’s growing population.

“The existing core original buildings of Hinchingbrooke are being operated way beyond their planned lifespan, and new builds are unavoidable to keep the hospital open. This decision is going to dramatically improve the health and lives of thousands of my constituents. This is very good news indeed.

“I am thrilled that the Health Secretary, who as a Cambridgeshire MP himself knows the issues here very well, has listened to and taken onboard the concerns of local stakeholders, and I know that my constituents will welcome his decisive action to grasp the nettle and deliver for residents.

“Whilst there is a long way to go until the new hospital building is open and supporting patients, I know that both I and others involved – including neighbouring Cambridgeshire MPs and the North West Anglia NHS Trust – will work closely with the Government to help ensure it is delivered on time.”