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Next steps


Before we can start building on our hospital site, the Trust will go through several cycles of detailed planning, working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England & NHS Improvement, the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Health and Care System, and our staff, patients, communities and local stakeholders.

This is a long term process to ensure our estates are able to support the delivery of high quality care for our local populations both now and in the future, and meets the needs of our clinical teams, healthcare professionals and workforce.

As of Summer 2021, we are developing our Strategic Outline Case for the James Paget’s New Hospital Programme. This is a detailed document that outlines our thinking at this stage about the project, and will be submitted to the Department of Health and Social Care for review and approval.

A key element of our Strategic Outline Case is the development of the Trust’s Clinical Strategy 2021-26 – you can read a current version of the strategy and a summary document here.

The overall timeline of planning is as follows – please note, this is subject to change, and will be regularly updated. Please click on the image for a larger version.


Planning timeline graphic - we are currently developing our strategic outline case and 2022 to spring 2024 will see us developing our business case for our new hospital. If approved, construction may start in late 2025.