During today’s (Tuesday, October 2) keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was ‘proud’ to say that ‘this government will totally rebuild’ North Manchester General Hospital.
The news follows the Prime Minister’s visit to the hospital on the Crumpsall site, where he talked to patients and staff.
Today’s news gives further momentum to the plans that public sector chiefs from the city and beyond have been developing for the site – aimed at improving patient care by creating a fully integrated hospital site that will not just include health and social care, but also other community facilities for the area.
It also builds on a previous, recent announcement of £72m to redevelop Park House – the current mental health facilities on the hospital site.
Ian Williamson, Chief Accountable Officer, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning said:
This is extremely heartening news for the people of north Manchester. All the partner organisations will continue to work together, alongside the people who live here, to ensure that we can create the modern, high-quality facilities that help with transforming lives and keeping communities fit and well.
Photograph courtesy of Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).