Last updated: 25 May 2023
May 2023 update
On 25 May 2023, the Government's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced in government a recommitment to funding Whipps Cross Hospital, with enabling work to begin by the end of 2023.
Thank you to the more than 11,000 residents who signed our petition, Whipps Won't Wait, which pressured the government to make this commitment. Find more information on our stories page.
We need a new hospital now!
Whipps Cross Hospital has been a cherished part of the local community it serves for over 100 years but it is ageing and in desperate need of rebuilding. The flooding that closed the A&E and prevented hundreds of essential operations showed once again the dire condition the hospital is in.
Whipps Cross is one of six hospitals to benefit from government funding as part of a new health infrastructure programme. In partnership with Redbridge Council, the #WhippsWontWait campaign is calling on the government to secure funding for Whipps Cross. If the funding is not delivered as soon as possible , there is a real risk the new hospital will not be built.
Last year, over 11,000 of you signed our petition to get the funding to build the new hospital we so desperately need. It is now in the government’s hands to provide this funding, more than two years after it was promised.
We will keep up the pressure until we have a new hospital for our borough.
We need everyone to show their support so that the government will listen and act now. Here’s some of the ways you can help:
- Follow us on social media and like and share our posts about Whipps Cross
- Post a selfie or short video clip to show or say why we need a new Whipps Cross hospital now – don’t forget to use #WhippsWontWaitAnotherYear and tag @wfcouncil so we can share your posts!