PUBLIC views are being sought to help shape the new Airedale Hospital.

People are being urged to have their say over what they feel is important when planning the replacement building.

It was confirmed in May that Airedale had secured a place on the Government’s New Hospital Programme.

The existing building, which dates back over half a century, was largely constructed using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete which was found to have a lifespan of 30 years and is now crumbling.

There's a Government commitment to replace the hospital, and four others that are part of the programme, by 2030.

Stuart Shaw, director of strategy, planning and partnerships at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, says: "Although it’s early days in terms of planning for our new hospital, we are keen to get some initial feedback from our patients, service users and the local community about what’s important to them, to help shape the future of the hospital.

"It’s important that we hear from as many people as possible from across our communities, so I would encourage everyone to set a few minutes aside to fill in our short survey.

"We are at the start of an exciting journey."

To take part in the survey, go to, or for a paper copy call at the hospital.

The survey will close on November 30.

Mr Shaw adds that there will be further opportunities for people to share their views and get involved as the plans progress.

More about the proposals can be found at