Planning approval for Hampshire hospital

Published: 12-Oct-2015

Permission granted for new critical treatment hospital and cancer centre

Planning permission has been granted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the new Hampshire critical treatment hospital and cancer treatment centre.

The hospital, which was designed by Stride Treglown and HASSELL, will centralise services for the most-critically-ill and at-risk patients in one place, enabling the provision of consultant-delivered care on site 24/7 and intensive care teams around the clock.

The facility will be located on a site that allows for rapid emergency access for the surrounding population and will provide services for those who have suffered life-threatening injuries, heart attacks or strokes, or those who require high-risk or complex elective surgical procedures as well as obstetric care. A cancer treatment centre will also be located on the same site.

Daniel Van Luttmer, divisional director for Stride Treglown and lead designer on the scheme, said: “We are delighted that planning has been approved, having led the design team for such an innovative hospital that can deliver rapid emergency care to those who need it most, in a location that promotes the positive health benefits of nature, aiding their recovery further.”

Mary Edwards, chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We are very pleased to receive planning approval to build a critical treatment hospital and cancer treatment centre, which will enable us to improve the services we offer to the local community.

“This decision provides further evidence that our proposal to build on the site near junction 7 of the M3 is viable ahead of any public consultation. This is an important next step.

“Our proposal to centralise services for the sickest and most at risk in a critical treatment hospital will mean we have a sustainable and affordable way to provide even better services for our patients, as well as allowing us to developing services in our local hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester to meet the needs of our expanding population.”

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