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Plans for huge revamp of Leeds General Infirmary revealed

Two new state-of-the-art buildings are planned. Credit: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Multimillion pound proposals to transform Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) have been revealed.

Hospital bosses hope to create two new state-of-the-art buildings on the LGI site. The first will join up to the hospital's Jubilee Wing and extend services for adults, with a new theatre suite for day case procedures, endoscopy and radiology services.

It will also have more critical care capacity to allow the hospital to expand specialist services like major trauma and cardiac care.

The second building will be a purpose-built site for Leeds Children's Hospital, which is currently housed in the LGI's Clarendon and Martin wings.

The new facility will support advanced treatment and flexible spaces, which can be adapted to patients' changing needs over time.

This is a really exciting development for our hospitals that will be a huge step forward in the way we provide healthcare for patients in Leeds and the wider region.

– Julian Hartley, chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

It's hoped the revamped LGI will become central to Leeds' newly dubbed 'Innovation District' - linking the hospital, the city's universities, Leeds City Council as well as leisure, retail and residential developments.

Leeds is already at the forefront of health innovation, research and learning, and this proposal will strengthen that position further. We look forward to following these plans with keen interest.

– Coun Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council

Hospital bosses have made the plans available to view for the next two months so that patients and members of the public can offer feedback. They will also host two public drop-in events in November.

The full planning application will be submitted to Leeds City Council in December.