New Hospital Programme

In October 2019 KGH was invited by the Secretary of State to bid for government funding to redevelop our hospital site through the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan (aka HIP2).

Artist impression main entrance approach April 2022


This is a plan to build, or substantially improve, hospitals across the country and is also now known as the New Hospitals Programme.


During 2020 we worked up our Development Control Plan which describes how the KGH site could be redeveloped whilst continuing to operate as a fully functioning hospital throughout.


We held a series of engagement events over the summer of 2020 and into the autumn sharing why we needed the investment in KGH – you can see a recording of our September Public engagement event.


The Development Control Plan was approved by our Trust Board in November 2020 with a preferred way forward identified.   


Making the most of our plans

Artist impression main entrance interior April 2022In Autumn 2020 and into the New Year we worked with our staff, key stakeholders, and public and patient representatives to define the models of care that our new hospital buildings need to accommodate.  


We’ve also taken account of population growth and planning assumptions so that the redevelopment can adequately meet future needs. This work has helped to inform design development and costings needed to support our HIP2 funding application. In February 2021 the Trust Board approved our  Strategic Outline Case  detailing our plans and this was submitted to NHS England/Improvement in the same month.


Planning the first phase

Artist impression across the Emergency Department April 2022 We have continued our design work with clinical and operational teams and partner organisations for the first phase of our development which comprises a new Emergency Care Department, Assessment Areas and six new wards. In May and June 2021 we began sharing these design proposals more widely. Here is an overview of our plans for Phase 1


Next Steps………

We are waiting on feedback on the Strategic Outline Case for our redevelopment plans – this will confirm the agreed funding amount and define the extent of our Development Control Plan to be supported through the HIP2 programme.


Artist impression internal corridor April 2022 We are working up our Enabling Programme – works that are needed before the redevelopment starts - some services and teams need relocating, site infrastructure details need confirming and a car park plan to identify how we will address the loss of car parking on site.


Over the last few months we have been working with our staff and stakeholders to confirm the content, layout and design for Phase 2 of the new build. We hope to be in a position to share these later this Spring and early Summer as we finalise our Outline Business Case for the redevelopment of KGH for approval by the Trust Board and New Hospitals Programme. 

How to contact us

  • Do you have questions about our redevelopment plans?
  • Do you want to register your interest to get involved in developing our plans?
If you would like to get more involved and receive updates on progress please express your interest by emailing on  

New Hospital Programme News

New Health Secretary visits KGH to see our plans for hospital rebuild

Secretary of State Visit

We were delighted to welcome the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, to Kettering General Hospital on July 22, 2022, to learn more about how we are preparing for our hospital rebuild.

The Secretary of State met senior executives at the hospital and received a short presentation on our rebuild plans which are part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme.

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