On this page you can access the latest updates and publications about the Securing the Future programme
We’re delighted to announce that we have been accepted on the Government’s New Hospital Programme. Read the press release here.
Fran Hewitt, Senior Programme Manager for Airedale NHS FT’s Securing the Future programme, said: “Due to the age and type of construction, structural engineers have advised that Airedale General Hospital should be replaced by 2030.
“In the meantime, we are taking every step possible to maintain safety within the building.
“This includes putting in structural supports and installing steel beams where necessary. We have embarked on a rolling decant programme to undertake extensive structural work in all of our wards and some other parts of the hospital.
“Our Intensive Care Unit and respiratory wards moved earlier this year into our new, state-of-the-art modular building and our Endoscopy service is operating from a bespoke temporary Vanguard unit as part of this programme. We began work on the wards in early October and are making good progress.
“Airedale has submitted a bid to be included on the New Hospital Programme. Whilst no clear timeline has been provided, the indications are that the final decision will be announced in early 2023.”
In the news
Airedale Hospital chief executive appeals to government over 200 leaks a year – BBC News
MP holds talks with Chancellor over re-build of Airedale Hospital – Rombalds Radio
Airedale Hospital is falling apart – a full rebuild is desperately needed: Robbie Moore | Yorkshire Post
Keighley Airedale Hospital ‘in desperate need’ of rebuild – MP – BBC News
‘Airedale Hospital needs full rebuild’ – Robbie Moore MP | Bradford Telegraph and Argus (thetelegraphandargus.co.uk)
Pressure grows for new Airedale Hospital to be built | Keighley News
Condition of hospital ‘most pressing problem’ in Keighley constituency | Bradford Telegraph and Argus (thetelegraphandargus.co.uk)
Scrutiny of health committee raises concerns over Airedale Hospital | Craven Herald
Keighley MP meets health minister over Airedale Hospital rebuild – Rombalds Radio
MP praises new Intensive Care Unit at Airedale Hospital | Lancashire Telegraph
‘Urgent need’ to replace Airedale Hospital is highlighted | Keighley News
Rebuild of crumbling Airedale Hospital ‘essential’ | Bradford Telegraph and Argus (thetelegraphandargus.co.uk)
Concrete bid for new Airedale Hospital | Keighley News