Bid for new hospital in Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft

Bid for new hospital in Scunthorpe

A bid is to be submitted later this year for a new hospital in Scunthorpe, as the government invests in 40 new hospitals.

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft aims to bring one of the Government’s promised new hospitals to North Lincolnshire.

North Lincolnshire Council first revealed ambitions for a new hospital in April.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said people should “watch this space” over investment in upgrading hospital facilities in Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft is chairing a group putting the bid together.

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft
Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft

She said:

“I am chairing a group involving all relevant partners, including the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust, to develop the proposals.

“We hope to be able to submit a bid for one of 40 new proposed hospitals in November.

“The site and scale of the proposal are still being reviewed.

“We will of course be learning from the successes and challenges of other recently-built hospitals in order to make our proposals the best it can be.”

Cash from the Towns Fund has been used to finance a feasibility study into a potential new hospital.

Mr Johnson committed to building 40 hospitals in last year’s General Election.

When questioned by the Scunthorpe MP in the House of Commons on Tuesday, he promised the Government would do whatever it could for Scunthorpe General Hospital.

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