Residents are urged to voice their opinions on a £700m-£900m hospital services revamp across the county.

The consultation for potential investment options is nearing its final stage.

Proposals include a specialist acute hospital, equipped to handle urgent and emergency situations, such as strokes, heart attacks, and life-threatening injuries.

The facility could be located either on the existing Basingstoke hospital site or near M3’s Junction 7. Another aspect of the proposal involves substantial refurbishments to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Upgrades would encompass a 24/7 doctor-led urgent treatment centre, a planned surgery centre, same-day emergency care services, inpatient beds, and midwife-driven maternity services.

Since December, the public consultation, initiated by the NHS in Hampshire, has been seeking opinions on the best way to administer hospital services in the future. A deadline has been set for March 17, with less than two weeks remaining for submissions.

Health leaders are eager for residents' perspectives on aspects like the location of the new hospital.

If approved, the proposals mean new urgent care centres, enhanced maternity and neonatal facilities, a new cancer treatment centre, revamped outpatient services, and a dedicated children's department.

Proposals also aim to minimise last-minute postponements of planned operations and improve specialist and emergency care services.

Dr Lara Alloway, chief medical officer at NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, said: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our hospitals and the services and care that we provide.

“Since December, we have been talking with and listening to our patients, local people, communities, partners, and staff.

“By the time the consultation closes, we will have run more than 20 in person listening events, in different places and at different times and days, more than eight online events, as well as pop-up stands in more than 10 different locations, drop-in exhibitions, one-to-one telephone interviews, and focus groups with people across the area.

“The consultation will close on March 17, and we’re keen to hear from as many people as possible, in whichever way is most convenient for them. This is your NHS – please make sure you have your say.”