Transforming our hospitals to make them fit for the future


In April 2018 we were awarded £39.5m from the Department of Health and NHS England (DH/NHSE). The money would be used to support the Trust deliver its centres of excellence vision.

Following this announcement the Trust has gone through a rigorous three-year process of checks and balances culminating in DH/NHSE approving the programme in summer 2021.

To realise the full potential of the works, the Trust has also agreed to fund up to an additional £5m from its capital programme meaning the overall investment is up to £44.5m.

Building works

This exciting development programme will result in some short-term disruption to parking and access, as well as the temporary relocation of certain services at both hospitals, which will be detailed on these pages and regularly updated

Cheltenham General Hospital

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Centres of excellence

We believe that our two hospital sites present us with a huge opportunity to develop our vision of centres of excellence, providing outstanding specialist care where more patients can be treated, waiting times are lower, patient experience is improved and patient outcomes are amongst the best.

Imagine a single, ground-breaking specialist hospital for Gloucestershire operating out of two campuses: one in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester. Imagine knowing that all of the specialist care and expertise you need will be right on hand whether you are coming to us for planned surgery or in an emergency situation.

We want to develop Cheltenham General Hospital as a thriving centre of excellence for world-class treatment, specialising in innovative, effective, and efficient planned care.
Meanwhile, on the Gloucestershire Royal site, we want to create a centre of excellence in delivering emergency care.

Both thriving hospitals will have their own strong identities and benefit from the very best expertise and facilities to reduce the risk to you and maximise chances of survival and good recovery. Two hospital sites, one vision and one team providing outstanding specialist hospital care. The £39.5m awarded by DH/NHSE will help underpin the delivery of this vision.