Major proposals will be put forward for Hull Royal Infirmary, as the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust seeks to develop new healthcare facilities as part of wider plans to improve the surrounding area.
The trust has partnered with Hull City Council to seek people’s input on the project.
Plans are being drawn up for the development of new purpose-built patient rooms which will replace the outdated rooms in the Hull Royal Infirmary tower.
The proposals also involve reallocating some of the space freed up in the tower for non-clinical purposes. The trust has submitted a request for a significant allocation of capital funding to allow these developments to proceed.
It says the scheme could open up opportunities for new developments on the current Argyle Street car park, such as housing for hospital staff or a multi-storey car park.
The trust is working with the council to prepare a master plan which looks to the future of this part of Anlaby Road and ensures that development takes place in a planned and coordinated way. The master plan will then be used to support funding offers to central government and for the submission of planning applications.
Hull University Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive Chris Long and Councilor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, issued a joint statement on the proposals, explaining: ‘This scheme is an important part of improving health care for the local population.
“The master plan will be supported by central government funding. This will help us make important and much-needed investments in the delivery of health care, serving the people who live in the city and beyond.
“Our primary goal is to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities, ensuring that any development is visually, environmentally and user-friendly.”
The plans will be on display at an exhibition on Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity Market in downtown Hull.