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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.

We have developed our Strategic Outline Case for the James Paget’s New Hospital. 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 – 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.

 A table showing the different phases of the new hospital. This blue background with writing on to give the stage and then start and finish dates in black writing on a light blue background. The pre-strategic outline case and strategic outline case have been completed. The pre-outline business case is scheduled for 1 April 2022 to 31 May 2023, the outline business case for 1 June 2023 to 31 March 2024, the planning process from  1 April 2023 to 30 November 2024, the full business case from 1 March 2024 to 28 February 2025, Legal Commercial from 1 March 2025 to 30 June 2025, construction from 1 June 2025 to 30 May 2029 and technical and clinical commissioning between 1 april 2029 and 30 January 2030. Migration to the new site is schedule for 1 September 2029 to 31 March 20230.