On this page you can find useful documents and resources.
Whipps Cross Redevelopment communications and engagement report
This document sets out the communications and engagement work undertaken directly in support of the proposed redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, with a particular focus of activities since April 2019.
Independent review of activity and efficiency plans
In March 2020 we submitted our Strategic Outline Case (SOC) to the Department of Health and Social Care, providing a set of early assumptions about the shape and size of a new hospital. In late 2020 North East London Health and Care Partnership commissioned Carnal Farrar to conduct an independent review of the activity and efficiency plans included in the SOC. You can find their full report pdf 1MB, alongside a summary of their findings pdf 488KB.
Clinical and functional brief for the outline business case stage
The document, which was commissioned by Barts Health from its healthcare planning advisers ETL (a consultancy formed in 2014 by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), draws on a range of material including demand and capacity modelling and the Health and Care Services Strategy for Whipps Cross Hospital.
The document underpins the initial design of the new hospital but does not set out final plans, since these will continue to evolve through our engagement with patients, clinicians and staff across all departments and other stakeholders. By continuing to listen to feedback on our designs we have already refined our plans to ensure that we could accommodate at least as many overnight inpatient beds in the new hospital as at present, should that prove necessary.
Our planning application to Waltham Forest Council
In May 2021 we submitted our planning application to Waltham Forest Council, as the local planning authority. They are undertaking a statutory consultation on the proposals. View the application on Waltham Forest Council's website by searching for the application reference numbers 211245 and 211244.
Construction traffic consultations
During March and April 2021 we conducted a four week consultation about construction access to build a new hospital and car park at Whipps Cross. We published a consultation document and asked for feedback to identify a shortlist of viable options (or new options) to include in a planning application to be submitted to London Borough of Waltham Forest in April 2021.
Demolition work to safely remove the old, disused buildings on the site of the former nurses’ accommodation began on 12 April 2021. Subject to approvals, it is proposed that a new hospital be built on the disused former nurses’ accommodation site, allowing the existing hospital to remain fully operational during construction of the new one. For more information on then start date of the demolition work, read our article on preparing the ground for a new hospital at Whipps Cross article.
Engagement on updated design
Phase 2 of the planning consultation was launched in February 2021 with the publication of a booklet sharing our updated designs following feedback from the local community in phase 1. We have also produced translations of the booklet in Urdu and Somali . Three public meetings were held in February and March 2021, to give members of the public an opportunity to find out more about the evolved proposals, ask the project team any questions, and give their feedback. You can also find a summary and recording of the meetings.
'Have Your Say' feedback report
Feedback from the community and staff reveals support for building a new hospital at Whipps Cross. Around 500 people responded to our survey, with 87% backing the plans for building a new Whipps Cross Hospital. Click the links below for more details:
Health and Care Services Strategy
We have been working together with our partners to rethink the way we deliver care. We developed a Health and Care Services Strategy (3MB) , which sets out our vision for the way we plan to deliver care in partnership with other local health and care providers.
Hospital Design Principles
We have worked with staff, clinicians and experts to develop some high level hospital design principles (1MB) to help guide the creation of the physical spaces which will make up the future hospital.
Engagement on emerging designs
In November, we shared our early designs for the hospital, car park and the emerging proposals for the wider Whipps Cross site. For more information, please see our booklet which has been produced to provide details of our vision for the site and ask for feedback from staff, patients and the public to help us to update and progress the designs. We also held a series of public meetings, with the key themes and a recording included.
The impact of Covid-19
Our clinicians have considered what impact Covid-19 might have on our plans for a new Whipps Cross Hospital. Their conclusion is that our overall vision for its future health and care services remains valid, but we will need to adapt some of the detail in implementing it. Read more about our plans in ‘Health and care in a new Whipps Cross Hospital’ and the full strategy in the Whipps Cross Health and Care Services Strategy .
In June 2020 we published our Demolition Plan which has been produced to explain the proposed programming and logistics methodology for the demolition of the buildings on the Nurses’ Site at Whipps Cross Hospital.
Strategic Outline Case (SOC)
In March 2020 we submitted our Strategic Outline Case (SOC) to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) setting out the case for investing in Whipps Cross Hospital. This provided a set of early assumptions about the shape and size of a new hospital.
A summary of the SOC ‘Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross – Moving to the next stage’ has now been published alongside 'Our vision at a glance' which provides a snapshot of our vision, a timeline and the next steps. We have also published more information on the approach we took to the modelling of activity for the SOC.
Our masterplan options
Our clinical options
In January 2020 we published our clinical strategy , setting out clinically backed new and improved models of care and service delivery.
Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross
In October 2019 we published Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross , and the Whipps Cross site masterplan sharing some early ideas about the potential site of a new hospital and the services it will provide.
The Government announced in September 2019 that it will invest in a brand new hospital at Whipps Cross.
In 2018, we commissioned a study looking at the opportunities and constraints of the site. This study, the Whipps Cross Masterplan Vision.pdf (19MB ), was funded by One Public Estate, a national programme delivered in partnership by the Local Government Association and the Office of Government Property (OGP) in the Cabinet Office.