Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting two drop-in events so local people can find out about its planning application for the proposed development of a critical treatment hospital.
Hampshire Hospitals is seeking planning permission to build a state of the art hospital on a site near junction 7 of the M3. The aim say the trust, is to improve care and provide even safer services for the people across Hampshire.
To achieve this, their plan is to provide the majority of care for people in their local hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester while creating a new critical treatment hospital (CTH) for the sickest patients, such as those with heart attacks and strokes and major trauma in order to be able to deliver 24/7 consultant treatment.
This is about 15 per cent of all care the trust provide.
For families expecting a baby they will continue to offer a full range of choices for where women give birth. This includes midwifery led maternity centres, birth at home with a midwife and obstetric care in the new central hospital.
They say this will ensure there is always a consultant available 24 hours a day in the critical treatment hospital, if mother or baby need urgent medical help.
The new Cancer Treatment Centre would be located on the same site as the critical treatment hospital, making it a centre of excellence for the area.
“We remain committed to the hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester and the local services provided there” say Hampshire Hospitals.
The plans for the future development of the site at two public drop-in events and are being held at Basingstoke Golf Club on:
- Wednesday 4 February between 2pm and 5pm
- Thursday 5 February between 5pm and 8pm
For further information about the Critical Treatment Hospital click here.