Future Hospital development sites

The eight Future Hospital development sites were selected to put the principles of the future hospital into practice. Four sites are working to improve the care of frail and older people and four are focused on implementing successful integrated care models to support varied cohorts of patients.

What we are doing

The eight Future Hospital Programme (FHP) works closely with selected development sites to put the principles of the future hospital into practice. The FHP works with multidisciplinary teams of clinical staff, nursing, social care and patients on discrete projects aligned to the vision and recommendations outlined in the Future Hospital Commission report.

The FHP provides:

  • access to quality improvement expertise
  • advice for effective data collection and evaluation
  • support for effectively implementing and evaluating new ways of working.

The lessons learned by each of the development sites will be collated and shared with the NHS to support the spread of good practice.

What we have produced

Spanning central and south Manchester, this Future Hospital project team are creating and implementing a new model of ‘joined-up’ care for respiratory patients.

In order to achieve its ambitions of providing the best possible care and outcomes for frail, elderly patients, the Future Hospital team in north-west Surrey are setting up fully integrated locality hubs, starting with the Bedser Hub in Woking Community Hospital.

The North West Paediatric Allergy Network aims to educate and empower patients, parents and primary care professionals in the management of common food allergies.
The project team at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust are working closely with patients, carers and health care professionals to develop integrated respiratory care for long term respiratory conditions.
The Future Hospital development site team at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in north Wales are working to bring access to specialist care for frail elderly patients living a considerable distance from hospital.
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the Future Hospital development site team are delivering improved, personal and effective care for frail older patients closer to home, where safe and appropriate.
The Future Hospital development site team at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are working to improve care for frail elderly patients by implementing an older person’s assessment unit.
The Future Hospital development site team at Worthing Hospital are working to improve care for frail and elderly patients by reducing the number of transfers of care they experience in hospital and beyond.