Creating a bigger and even better children's hospital
Since we opened our children's hospital in 2005, the number of children and young people who are cared for across London and the south east has more than doubled. We have exciting and ambitious plans to grow our hospital into a world-leading centre of life-changing care for even more children, young people and their families.
A bigger hospital will mean even more children and young people can be treated and more cutting-edge treatments developed. More care will also be provided for the growing number of children with complex conditions and it will allow us to bring more services together in one place.
It will also provide space to expand specialist heart and lung services, as subject to consultation, some children’s services will move from the Royal Brompton Hospital to an expanded Evelina London in around six years’ time.
What does this mean for children and young people?
Our plans for a bigger hospital, which will be joined to our existing children’s hospital, will give us the extra beds, operating theatres, and the latest imaging and research facilities we need to provide the very best care to children now, and in the future. We are also building a new centre for day surgery, opening in 2022, which gives us dedicated space to provide 2,300 surgeries per year.
The new buildings will be bright, welcoming, and use the latest technology to provide the right care for every patient. Our expanded hospital will also include more spaces for patients and families to relax, including a roof terrace. Spaces will be flexible so that they can adapt to the changing needs of patients and families, as well as services, in the future.
Our plans to grow will also reduce the time children are already waiting for some of our services. With more expert teams and training, the latest facilities and cutting-edge technology, we can support children to have specialist care at their local hospitals closer to where they live.
Together this will help us achieve our vision to be a comprehensive, children’s centre providing 24/7 specialist care for the sickest children when they need it.
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