Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Future Whipps

A thriving local hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital provides vital services for people in east London and beyond. More than 1,600 patients are treated every day and we want to make it work well into the future.

We’ve committed to ensuring we provide a thriving local hospital, with an A&E and maternity department, as we know how important it is for our local population.

Overcoming our challenges

We also know that the hospital faces some challenges. Our buildings are old, the layout can be confusing and our population is growing. So we’ve come up with a vision for how we will provide care to patients in an environment that is affordable, environmentally friendly and attractive for our patients and staff.

We need to seek the support of our regulators, NHS Improvement, to continue to work up our strategy for what Whipps Cross Hospital might look like in the future. While we continue to strengthen the strategic case, we have agreed that we can start developing more detailed plans.

We are continuing to upgrade the existing hospital while we plan for the future at Whipps Cross. The latest edition of our Whipps Cross redevelopment newsletter [pdf] 4MB shows how we are transforming our facilities for women and neonates, and modernising our older wards.

You can read about our vision and next steps in Making Whipps Cross work well into the future which summarises the original full Strategic Outline Case 

Get involved

We believe our plans will be better if they represent the views of our community.

There will be lots of ways that the public can get involved – you can expect to see meetings for the public, surveys, online material and plenty more as we develop our plans. Keep an eye on this page for the latest information.

We are also launching a Community Engagement Action Group which will have a specific role to help us make connections with a broad range of our community and help us hear and respond to their views.

Have a view on what Whipps Cross should look like in 5, 10 or 20 years’ time? Let us know by email or tweet us using #futurewhipps.

Want to join our mailing list for the latest news on the redevelopment? Just send us an email.