Planning applications have been submitted to transform Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, as part of a £39.5 million investment.

The work will provide extra capacity across both hospital sites and ensure we provide care in a modern, spacious environment.

Development plans

The work will be completed by the building contractor Kier, who have overseen local projects like:

  • the grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse
  • the rejuvenation of Gloucester City bus station
  • the regeneration of Gloucester Quayside

Funding was allocated in 2018 as part of the Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), now known as Gloucestershire’s Integrated Care System (ICS).

Gloucestershire’s ICS sets out a vision for how high quality health and care services can be sustainably delivered in the future, which involves:

  • greater emphasis on prevention of illness
  • support for more self-care
  • joined up care and support in the community
  • safety and quality improvements for hospital services

Subject to planning permission and audit assurance processes, work will start on site in 2021 with the aim to treat new patients in 2023.

Cheltenham General Hospital

  • 2 new theatres
  • an additional day surgery unit

This will offer additional operating capacity in purpose built facilities that will improve patient and staff experience. It will also enable us to:

  • work more efficiently
  • reduce waiting lists
  • cancel fewer operations

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) will benefit from:

  • an improved emergency department
  • improved acute medical facilities, for faster diagnosis, assessment and treatment
  • redesigned outpatients and fracture clinic accommodation for orthopaedic patients
  • additional x-ray capacity
  • ward refurbishments

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