I was elected on a manifesto that pledged to strengthen our NHS by committing to building 40 new hospitals across England by 2030. This includes the New Hillingdon Hospital, and I have been involved in a long-standing campaign to ensure that we see shovels in the ground at the site, previously pressing the Minister on this during Health Questions.
I am therefore delighted that the Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, has confirmed today that the New Hillingdon Hospital scheme is making progress. Construction work is expected to commence in mid-2025 once further enabling work has been carried out. I have been assured that existing facilities will remain open during construction, which will lessen the disruption for those currently receiving treatment at Hillingdon Hospital.
This is fantastic news for residents served by Hillingdon Hospital, and for all those involved in the campaign.