Main L&D scheme

At the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital site, we are planning development of an Acute Services Block and New Ward Block which are essential to support Maternity, Neonatology, Critical Care and Theatre services. This is planned to complete in 2024.

Through this work, we will be able to:

  • Tackle backlog maintenance and reduce risk in the highest risk areas (Critical care, Maternity, NICU and Theatres)
  • Enable transformation of elective surgery through colocation of theatres
  • Address national workforce challenges through a modern, flexible design
  • Increase capacity
  • Improve sustainability and efficiency
  • Maintain and improve quality standards – Support patient-centred clinical services, with care delivered in modern, uplifting and fit for purpose environments
  • Enable advances in medicine and technology

To support this project, there will be a number of smaller schemes to enable this to happen, including:

  • Creation of a modular office block to house approximately 400 staff members
  • Relocation of Bariatrics (Obesity) and Rheumatology to an off-site Outpatient Centre (Zone T), a short distance from the hospital site
  • Relocation of our Outpatient admin centre, to an off-site location near to the hospital
  • Time critical enabling schemes across the site e.g. roadways, demolition
  • Electrical infrastructure upgrades

All these schemes are key to deliver excellent clinical outcomes, improve patient safety and enhance the patient experience.