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New building for West Suffolk Hospital confirmed

West Suffolk Hospital has been confirmed as one of 40 hospitals to benefit from a £3.7bn building programme.

The Government had previously said it would provide seed funding to help us develop proposals for a new health and care campus in Bury St Edmunds.

The new announcement, made by the Prime Minister on Friday, means we can now move on to the next stage of planning to replace our current 1970s building.

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Dr Stephen Dunn said: "This is a great step forward for our plans to build a new healthcare facility, based in Bury St Edmunds but serving the whole of west Suffolk.

"We are really pleased the Government has recognised the strength of our case for a new health and care campus and we can now really crack on with the detailed work needed so we can get building as soon as possible.

"We will be engaging with our patients, our staff, and our partners over the coming months to understand what they really want and need from a modern healthcare facility to ensure that this investment will help us provide world-class care for our local community."

The West Suffolk Hospital build will be part of phase two of the overall Health Infrastructure Plan, with an expected completion date between 2025 and 2030.

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