Why we need to change – the challenge we face

condition of buildings at Torbay Hospital

Parts of Torbay Hospital date back to the 1920s and a significant proportion of the estate will require significant repair or replacement very soon.

Our IT infrastructure is also aging with some systems – which are still in use – being over 40 years old. These systems are no longer fit-for purpose.

condition of old buildings at Torbay Hospital

doctor working on computer

Without significant investment, our estate and digital infrastructure will continue to deteriorate, ultimately resulting in us being unable to continue to deliver safe and effective care to those who use our services, unable to take advantage of the latest developments and innovations in health and care services and unable to provide our workforce with high quality working environments and equipment.