The Whipps Cross redevelopment presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a state-of-the-art hospital. However, the redevelopment is about more than building a new hospital. It is also an opportunity to transform services across the local area.
Modelling was carried out to support the Whipps Cross redevelopment proposals to predict what future demand for services would look like in 2028/29, taking into account potential changes in population. The modelling showed that, were there to be no improvements in the planning and delivery of hospital and community services, the level of demand on all services would be significantly higher in 2028/29 than in 2018/19. This highlights the importance of delivering service transformation to both improve health outcomes and provide a new Whipps Cross Hospital fit for future generations.
An “integrated delivery framework” has been established to monitor the progress of the service transformation programmes that will have the biggest impact on the size and scope of the new hospital. The “framework” is overseen by representatives of organisations from across the local area: NHS North East London, Barts Health NHS Trust, North East London NHS Foundation Trust, Waltham Forest Council, and Redbridge Council. NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex is also represented, recognising that residents in Loughton, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill also rely on Whipps Cross Hospital for their care.
Local health and care providers are committed to keeping local people and their elected representatives informed on the progress of the service transformation programmes. As part of that commitment, a progress report has been produced, the framework for which was co-designed in partnership with clinicians and local patients and community representatives, the report provides information about both hospital and community-based services, the progress of transformation, and how the report will inform the continual evaluation of the assumptions made about the new Whipps Cross Hospital - including the number of overnight inpatient beds.
You can read the full report below:
You can find out more about the development of the 2022/23 annual report in the document below: