General Hospitals that located in London, United Kingdom. Currently in London there are 32 acute hospitals providing an all-round service across 93 sites. The proposal is for a ten year plan to replace the traditional hospital with around 150 “polyclinics” where services would be more specialised than that of the traditional hospital. For most people there would be a polyclinic within a mile of where they live. The polyclinic will be a one-stop shop for visits to the GP, urgent care diagnosis, antenatal care, dentistry, mental health and even surgery.
In London existing hospitals will not close but instead they will be converted into treatment centres specialising in common surgery, non-complex in-patient care, day surgery and rehabilitation. Ambulances would take patients to the most suitable hospital rather than the nearest.