Help shape the future of Leeds General Infirmary

University colleagues are being given the opportunity to help shape health services in the city.

A computer-generated image of how the interior of the new Leeds Children’s Hospital could look

A computer-generated image of how the interior of the new Leeds Children’s Hospital could look. October 2018

As previously reported on For Staff, an exciting vision to transform Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) has been launched by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). 

The Trust has ambitious early plans for two state-of-the-art hospital buildings on the LGI site. The first will be for world-class adult services, with facilities for day-case procedures and added critical care. The second will be an amazing, new Leeds Children’s Hospital, bringing health services for children and young people together in a building dedicated to their needs.

The proposals are part of an ambitious, long-term vision for the LGI called Hospitals of the Future, which aims to revolutionise health services for patients in Leeds and the wider region. 

The landmark development will see LGI become the cornerstone of the new Leeds Innovation District, strengthening links between the hospital, ourselves, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council.

Plans for the area around the new hospital include hubs for research, innovation and technologies, office accommodation, retail, residential developments, green spaces and landscaped pedestrian walkways.

Nexus – our new £40m innovation centre – is the first tangible asset in the Leeds Innovation District, and the team behind it is hugely excited to see such ambitious plans from LTHT for development of the LGI site. Partnerships, such as that between LTHT and the University are crucial to the success of the programme, and further growth within the district to put Leeds at the forefront of both healthcare and wider innovation are welcomed. 

Nexus will support our partnerships with LTHT, harnessing research capabilities across areas such as medtech, cancer, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, clinical trials and digital health.

The Trust will submit a formal planning application to Leeds City Council in December and, as part of this process, is keen to hear from anyone who would like to comment on its plans.  

You can find out more via the LTHT website, view a fly-through of the proposed development and leave comments. Alternatively, you can email your opinions to the Hospitals of the Future project team 

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