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.

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 

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. Therefore we need your help!

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. If this sounds like something you could help us with, we’d love to hear from you. If not, but you’d like to be involved in other ways there will be plenty of opportunities. Find out more about our Community Engagement Action Group in this information pack [pdf] 358KB . Applications are now open for the first four members – please apply by midday on 7 February 2019.

Apply to join our Community Engagement Action Group

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.