The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (L&D) has a clear vision to develop the site over the next 5 years. The L&D is a successful hospital with a strong reputation for patient safety, clinical outcomes and financial stability. The hospital will redevelop the site over the next five years with a target budget of £150m.
The redevelopment will provide a substantial upgrade to the hospital site, which will ultimately change the way the hospital looks, feels and it used, for all patients, visitors and staff to the site, including;
A number of enabling schemes will facilitate the whole site redevelopment and will deliver enhanced service efficiency and site resilience. In addition, the improved design of the site will enable clinical services to be delivered in a more patient centric manner in accordance with the Trust’s strategic objectives.
The redevelopment supports the Trusts strategic vision to become a major emergency centre, to expand women’s and children’s services, to grow the elective centre, to advance the commitment to training and teaching, and to deliver integrated care.
To achieve this vision, the Trust will redevelop the site with areas of new build, some major refurbishment and some upgrading to existing buildings to provide a new main entrance and central boulevard through the hospital site – this will provide a central boulevard making it easy for patients and visitors to access the various zones that make up the hospital. A new 5 story ‘hot services’ building will be erected that will house acute services, including a delivery suite and midwifery led birth unit supporting a 7,000 birth unit; a neonatal unit with 46 cots and 10 transitional care beds; a 30 bedded critical care floor; a theatre support floor, supporting day case surgery and 3 clean rooms for minor procedures; 9 new operating theatres on a dedicated theatre floor adjoining to the current theatre floor to provide maximum efficiency for service provision. Major ED refurbishment and re-organisation will support current and future demand.
A number of enabling schemes will make this whole site redevelopment possible and support the improved design of the site and provision of clinical services to align with the Trusts strategic objectives and provide patient centred care.
In parallel to the physical redevelopment, clinical work streams will support the drive to provide forward thinking, innovative and efficient healthcare solutions, that provide excellent clinical outcomes, great patient experience and improved patient safety. Staff and user engagement will be pivotal to ensuring the success of this major redevelopment.
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust