What will each hospital have when the changes are in place?

We are making improvements to our three hospital sites, investing money into new buildings and specialist equipment. You will get faster access to specialist care as we use existing resources and allocate staff better to improve your care and safety. Find out what improvements will be in place at each hostipal site: 

There is a free shuttle bus for patients and visitors between Dewsbury, Pontefract and Wakefield hospitals.


  • Dewsbury hospital entranceMore planned surgery – 1,000 more inpatient operations and 5,000 day case operations a year 
  • 24/7 open access emergency care
  • Rapid access to tests and treatment to reduce the need for unplanned admission to hospital
  • Outpatient clinics – 20,000 more appointments a year
  • A dedicated children’s assessment service to reduce the time children spend in hospital
  • New multi-million pound midwife led birth unit
  • Specialist neo-natal unit
  • Rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions and stroke



  • Ponte entranceOpen access emergency care for less serious medical conditions
  • Planned surgery & day surgery
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Rehabilitation for people who need round the clock care but do not need to be in an acute hospital bed



  • Pinderfields entranceEmergency medical care and surgery for urgent and complex conditions
  • Rapid access to tests and treatment to reduce the need for unplanned hospital admissions
  • Intensive care and high dependency care
  • Specialist Medical care for people with heart, lung and gastro-intestinal problems
  • Specialist care for older people
  • Complex planned surgery
  • Urgent and emergency surgery
  • Planned short stay & day surgery
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Midwife led and consultant led births
  • All inpatient care for children
  • Specialist neo-natal unit
  • Specialist burns and plastic surgery
  • Specialist cancer unit
  • Spinal injuries unit
  • Rehabilitation