Local people have the chance to find out more about the major redevelopment on the Guisborough Primary Care Hospital site at an engagement event on Thursday 9 February 2017.
Last month, the local NHS confirmed the £4 million redevelopment of a new primary care centre on the hospital site.
Now local people have the chance to find out more about the redevelopment at a ‘drop in’ engagement event prior to the plans being submitted for planning approval:
- Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
- Time: 4pm-6pm on a drop in basis; pop down at any time
- Location: Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, old Priory Ward building – access via the main hospital entrance
People will be able to look at the design proposals for the redevelopment, chat and ask questions of representatives from NHS Property Services, Medical Architecture (designers of the new facility), Kier (construction process), staff from NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local NHS provider trusts.
As announced last month, the former Priory ward building will be completely redeveloped as part of the plans, with the current building stripped to its shell and completely rebuilt to provide a modern, health care environment for local people.
Existing community and outpatient clinics will continue to be provided in the new-look centre, while additional space will be created for more services to be provided from the site in the future.
The £4 million redevelopment will be funded in the most part by NHS Property Services, who will also own the building. The Chaloner Building, also owned by NHS Property Services, currently provides a base for administrative staff. This building will be sold as part of the redevelopment of the site as it has been declared surplus to local NHS requirements.
The Guisborough project is also in line with the recently published national Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP), which focuses on providing more care in local communities or in patients’ homes, supported by GPs, NHS community services, and with the NHS working together with social care and the voluntary sector. The draft STP is available to view on the CCG website – www.southteesccg.nhs.uk.
Work is expected to begin on the site in October 2017 and be completed by October 2018. Some services will temporarily move to the day hospital building while work is carried out.
The CCG will work closely with provider organisations such as South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that disruption for patients will be kept to a minimum.