Acute and Maternity Reconfiguration

Over the past two years people from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have contributed their time and expertise to designing a programme of investment that would significantly enhance services for the benefit of the local population by improving their health and wellbeing outcomes.

The changes we are proposing, which are subject to a formal consultation with local people, would enable greater levels of care to be provided to patients and would build on the success of the £50 million frailty friendly emergency department which opened in 2017.

It would allow maternity, planned (non-urgent) care and diagnostic services to be better located in new state-of-the-art buildings. These advanced facilities would help the area to retain existing staff across the organisation – who, every day make a significant difference to the lives of local patients. They would also help us to attract new doctors, nurses and other health professionals, strengthening the workforce.

The proposal is to reconfigure acute and maternity services by moving all acute care to the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital, whilst retaining some non-acute health services on the site of Leicester General Hospital.

Find out more by viewing our video, brochure and by viewing our presentation and easy read presentation .

Questions that people have raised about the proposals are answered here.