Health bosses looking to build £70m hospital

HEALTH chiefs want to build a £70m hospital — to include a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre —north of Winchester.
Bosses at the Hampshire Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust say no site has yet been identified but they are looking to build the specialist emergency hospital in an area of land encircled by the A34, A303 and M3.
This includes Micheldever, Micheldever Station, Sutton Scotney, Kings Worthy and South Wonston.
The aim is to have the new hospital up and running within the next five years.
The news comes as the trust — which runs the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Basingstoke Hospital and Andover War Memorial Hospital — has launched a separate campaign to raise £5m to build the groundbreaking cancer unit.
The cancer centre campaign is to be officially launched tomorrow.
The centre, which it is hoped would open in three years, will offer vital treatments such as radiotherapy, alongside palliative care and more general support, including hair care, beauty treatments, financial and employment advice.
The cancer centre will cost £18m to build — £13m coming from the trust.
The main hospital will treat thousands of critically-ill patients from Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover, including trauma injuries, heart attack victims and strokes. Proposals also include a helipad.
Less serious A&E patients will go to Winchester’s RHCH and Basingstoke’s North Hampshire Hospital.HEALTH chiefs want to build a £70m hospital — to include a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre —north of Winchester.
Bosses at the Hampshire Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust say no site has yet been identified but they are looking to build the specialist emergency hospital in an area of land encircled by the A34, A303 and M3.
This includes Micheldever, Micheldever Station, Sutton Scotney, Kings Worthy and South Wonston.
The aim is to have the new hospital up and running within the next five years.
The news comes as the trust — which runs the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Basingstoke Hospital and Andover War Memorial Hospital — has launched a separate campaign to raise £5m to build the groundbreaking cancer unit.
The cancer centre campaign is to be officially launched tomorrow.
The centre, which it is hoped would open in three years, will offer vital treatments such as radiotherapy, alongside palliative care and more general support, including hair care, beauty treatments, financial and employment advice.
The cancer centre will cost £18m to build — £13m coming from the trust.
The main hospital will treat thousands of critically-ill patients from Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover, including trauma injuries, heart attack victims and strokes. Proposals also include a helipad.
Less serious A&E patients will go to Winchester’s RHCH and Basingstoke’s North Hampshire Hospital.

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2:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

For pity sake says...

Cut and paste reporting becomes more obvious if you paste it twice...
Cut and paste reporting becomes more obvious if you paste it twice... For pity sake
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