Salus journal

Healthy Planet. Healthy People.

Healthcare / Quality improvement

European Healthcare Design 2022

Delivering the New Hospital Programme

By SALUS User Experience Team 27 Oct 2022 0

The Government has committed to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, which together with eight existing schemes will mean 48 hospitals delivered by the end of the decade – the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.


The New Hospital Programme’s aim is to transform the way we deliver healthcare infrastructure for the NHS. Taking a programmatic approach to building the new hospitals will enable maximum quality, deliver efficiencies, and reduce end-to-end delivery timescales. It will result in outdated infrastructure being replaced by facilities for both staff and patients that are on the cutting edge of modern technology, innovation and sustainability.

In this keynote address, Natalie Forrest, senior responsible owner of the New Hospital Programme, will talk about the aims and approach of the national programme. Before taking on leadership of the New Hospital Programme in January 2021, Natalie worked in the NHS for more than 30 years and is a registered nurse. She led the construction and operationalisation of NHS Nightingale London and was chief executive of Chase Farm Hospital in North London