New Airedale General Hospital

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Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is seeking the views of people from across the region to help shape the new Airedale General Hospital.

This is because in May 2023 Airedale General Hospital was accepted on to the New Hospital Programme (NHP) after the Trust bid for a new hospital to replace the current hospital which has structural issues due to the type of concrete, called reinforced aerated autoclaved concrete (RAAC), that it was built with.

RAAC is a lightweight, bubbly form of concrete that was used to build schools, colleges and hospitals in the 1960s to 1980s –83% of Airedale General Hospital’s estate is constructed almost entirely of RAAC. RAAC poses a structural risk as it has been found to have a lifespan of 30 years, and Airedale Hospital is now more than 50 years old.

The hospital is one of five hospitals that was added to the NHP in May, which the Government has committed to rebuilding by 2030.

The new state-of-the-art hospital will be built on the existing 43-acre site in Steeton and will provide a safer, modern environment that will enhance patient care and experience.

The Trust is eager to start work on the new hospital as soon as possible but planning for a new hospital takes time. The Trust is at the start of this journey, and is currently carrying out a series of activities to help determine the size and scale of the new hospital.

As part of this early planning work, the Trust is seeking the views of people from across the region to help shape the new hospital.

Our partners at Here4BDCC are supporting this by visiting community groups and public settings to chat to people about the new hospital. These engagement sessions will help the Trust to get vital feedback about what people think is important when planning the new hospital.

The Trust is keen to hear from as many voices as possible to get a wide range of feedback from people that use the hospital, or may do so in future.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is seeking the views of people from across the region to help shape the new Airedale General Hospital.

This is because in May 2023 Airedale General Hospital was accepted on to the New Hospital Programme (NHP) after the Trust bid for a new hospital to replace the current hospital which has structural issues due to the type of concrete, called reinforced aerated autoclaved concrete (RAAC), that it was built with.

RAAC is a lightweight, bubbly form of concrete that was used to build schools, colleges and hospitals in the 1960s to 1980s –83% of Airedale General Hospital’s estate is constructed almost entirely of RAAC. RAAC poses a structural risk as it has been found to have a lifespan of 30 years, and Airedale Hospital is now more than 50 years old.

The hospital is one of five hospitals that was added to the NHP in May, which the Government has committed to rebuilding by 2030.

The new state-of-the-art hospital will be built on the existing 43-acre site in Steeton and will provide a safer, modern environment that will enhance patient care and experience.

The Trust is eager to start work on the new hospital as soon as possible but planning for a new hospital takes time. The Trust is at the start of this journey, and is currently carrying out a series of activities to help determine the size and scale of the new hospital.

As part of this early planning work, the Trust is seeking the views of people from across the region to help shape the new hospital.

Our partners at Here4BDCC are supporting this by visiting community groups and public settings to chat to people about the new hospital. These engagement sessions will help the Trust to get vital feedback about what people think is important when planning the new hospital.

The Trust is keen to hear from as many voices as possible to get a wide range of feedback from people that use the hospital, or may do so in future.

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