The health secretary has announced a delay in the delivery of the 40 new hospitals in England that Boris Johnson had pledged as Prime Minister until beyond 2030.

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  • The health secretary announced today a delay in delivering 40 new hospitals until after 2030.
  • Five hospitals with a risk of roof and ceiling collapse are prioritised.
  • Delays may frustrate MPs hoping for progress before the next election.

T he health secretary, Steve Barclay, has told MPs in the House of Commons a delay in delivering 40 new hospitals in England until after 2030.

This move will likely cause frustration among MPs hoping for progress on this issue before the next election. Indeed, the former PM Boris Johnson had claimed his commitment to “build back better and deliver the biggest hospital building programme in a generation” and the delivery of 40 new hospitals.


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