A NEW Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been confirmed at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) as part of a nationwide hospital programme announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today, Friday, October 2.
MKUH put in a bid for more than £200 million to improve the hospital estate, including the building of a new Women’s & Children’s Hospital to meet the needs of its growing population.
The hospital has been working with the Department of Health and Social Care to secure funding so services can be expanded for one of fastest growing populations in the UK.
The new Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be developed on the hospital’s site, next to the main building, and will bring together paediatric and obstetrics services all under one roof. The new building will open in 2024.
MKUH Chief Executive, Professor Joe Harrison, said: “We are delighted with the Prime Minister’s announcement today. The development of this new hospital alongside our current hospital will enable us to provide the best possible care for the women and children of Milton Keynes.
“The announcement today recognises the need for us to expand our site to continue to provide excellent care.”
Dr Ian Reckless, MKUH’s Medical Director, said: “There are many benefits for both our patients and staff of developing a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Bringing all of these services under one roof, in a new facility will help us to provide world class care to our patients and create the ideal atmosphere for welcoming Milton Keynes’ newest residents into the world.”