Site Improvements at MKUH
We are continuously improving our facilities across the site and over the last few years, have completed construction on a number of high-profile, best-in-class facilities – including a new Main Entrance, Academic Centre and Cancer Centre.
And we’re not stopping there. Our estates strategy outlines the developments planned for the future to enable us to achieve our ambition of becoming an outstanding teaching hospital and to provide the best possible care and experience for both our patients and staff.
In May 2023, it was announced by the Secretary of State of Health and Social Care that MKUH would receive funding to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital with additional surgical capacity as part of the government’s New Hospital Programme (NHP). The NHP is the most extensive national hospital improvement programme in a generation. At MKUH, we are using this as an opportunity to transform how we see and treat patients to meet their needs today and in the future. Find out more about our plans on our MK View microsite.
Our most recent development, the Maple Centre, is designed to deliver an integrated approach to Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) for patients, with access to an acute medical assessment ward on the upper floor. This facility helps to ensure patients receive the treatment they need, without being admitted into the hospital. The hospital is currently mid-way through developing its cancer care service with a new state-of-the-art Radiotherapy Centre, due to open summer 2024.
Find out more about the Maple Centre, and other ongoing and planned projects, below.