Let’s start a healthy conversation about – NHS buildings in Lincolnshire
There are some outstanding health and care services in Lincolnshire supported by the well-designed buildings. However, we also have some buildings that require improvement and are not fit for the demands of today's services.
We have adopted a new approach to planning estate in Lincolnshire. As a system, we believe that our estates plans are unlocking innovation and new ways of working, supporting multi occupancy and use in buildings and on sites. Whilst we are looking to the future with environmentally sustainable and efficient buildings, our plans will also address decades of under investment in our current estate.
The Lincolnshire health system has worked together to develop and agree our draft estates strategy. This vision will require capital investment to achieve it, investment which reflects our ambition to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. We believe our plans are relevant today and will stand the test of time to support the delivery of integrated, excellent care in Lincolnshire.
Key features in our vision for estates improvements in Lincolnshire’s NHS:
- Investment in primary care hubs
- Investment in combined urgent & emergency care facilities in the county
- Increase utilisation across our estate, meaning space is used to full potential, and the percentage of unoccupied space is reduced to 2.5% by March 2020
- Reduce backlog maintenance across our buildings
As we develop these plans, we want to hear from you about what is important to you. What NHS buildings do you visit most often, and how would you like to see them improve or change?