The Barts Health NHS Trust site is one of six hospitals to benefit from £2.7billion of funding over the next five years, as part of a new ‘health infrastructure programme.’
Responding to the announcement, Alwen Williams, Group Chief Executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said:
“We’re delighted that Whipps Cross is one of six hospitals in the country that will receive government funding for a new build.
“This announcement will secure the long-term future of the hospital and enable the patient and staff environment to be greatly improved.
“This is a significant investment in healthcare in East London, and I would like to thank our staff, patients and partners for working with us to secure this funding.
“We look forward to working closely with our local communities to realise our exciting vision for Whipps Cross Hospital, to improve the safety, care and experience of patients for years to come.”
Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, said:
“This is fantastic news for the people of Waltham Forest and the hard-working staff of Whipps Cross.
“For years we have been campaigning with partners across the borough and our residents to secure the vital funding needed to upgrade facilities and improve the medical care available for patients.
“A new hospital building means this important local institution, which has a special place in the heart of so many families in East London because of the care they have received there, will continue its vital work for years to come improving the life chances of patients.
“Our residents deserve nothing less.”
More information on our vision for a new campus at Whipps Cross, which includes space for housing, leisure facilities, shops and cultural amenities, can be found on our website, as well as details of how you can share your views.