Plans for a new £30 million emergency care campus at Stepping Hill Hospital have been unveiled.
Local MP Robert Largan has welcomed the start-of-the-art facility, which will ensure High Peak residents have access to the best possible care.
The emergency care campus will include an urgent care treatment centre, GP assessment and planned investigation units, and new facilities for Stepping Hill Hospital’s pathology services.
The Government committed to funding the new facility last year, and the business case will now be submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Robert has been campaigning in Westminster for the new facility at the Hospital. This includes ensuring the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab MP, confirmed the Government’s support for new urgent care centres at Stepping Hill Hospital and Tameside Hospital.
Building work will start in 2021, with completion in 2023 if planning permission is approved.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“These first designs for the new urgent care centre at Stepping Hill Hospital are a significant milestone and great news for the people of the High Peak. The Government has a responsibility to help NHS staff provide world-class care.
“The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated how important it is for us to increase the urgent care capacity of the NHS. As this work continues, I will keep putting the pressure on ministers for the building work to start as soon as possible.”