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Historic former hospital in York marketed for sale

A Grade I listed former hospital in York is being marketed for sale to generate funds for reinvestment in the NHS. Bootham Park Hospital, in York city centre, has been vacant since October 2017 when clinical services were relocated to refurbished premises in the city. The 7.2-hectare site has been declared surplus to the needs of the NHS by the organisations that plan and pay for local healthcare, Vale of…

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New £2.3m health centre wins final NHS approvals

Construction of a brand new, £2.3 million health centre in Brownsover, Rugby, is due to start this month, after plans were approved by the NHS. The countdown to construction is on after NHS Property Services, which is delivering the new Brownsover Medical Centre on behalf of NHS England and Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, gave its approval for the project. Solihull-based contractor Greswolde Construction is carrying out initial preparation work…

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Housekeeper cleans up at award ceremony

A dedicated NHS Property Services housekeeper was named winner of the ‘Support Staff of the Year category’ at the annual Lincolnshire Health Awards. Sharon Davey, who has worked at Cross O’Cliff Court, Lincoln, for 16 years, was presented with her award by Andrew Morgan, chief executive of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, at a sell-out black tie ceremony attended by more than 200 people and held at the Bentley Hotel, South Hykeham. Over…

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Sale of historic former hospital set to raise vital funds for NHS

The sale of an historic site in Kent is set to raise vital funds for the NHS and could see a new lease of life for the property. The former St Bartholomew’s Hospital in New Road, Rochester, has stood empty since September 2016 and was declared surplus to the needs of the NHS by Medway Clinical Commissioning Group in June 2016. As owner, NHS Property Services has a responsibility to secure…

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Patients return to Cornwall hospital after £440,000 upgrade works

Patients have returned to a hospital in Cornwall as a major building improvement programme nears completion. Beds at the facility were closed in September to allow hospital owners NHS Property Services to carry out upgrade works to the roof, windows and flooring, resurfacing of sections of the car park, demolition of some outbuildings and external works. An extra treatment bay has also been created in the minor injury unit (MIU)…

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Empty site in Yorkshire marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in the NHS

An empty former hospital in Yorkshire is being marketed for sale to generate funds for reinvestment in the NHS. The former Lambert Memorial Hospital in Chapel Street, Thirsk, has been vacant since the final clinical services moved out in June 2017. It was originally declared surplus to NHS requirements by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group in November 2016 following a public consultation process on the future of…

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Teaming up to relocate historic milestones

Two historic milestones in Merseyside have been moved to new homes in local parks thanks to teamwork between NHS Property Services, a local authority and a history group. The 1.22m (4 feet) high sandstone posts, which have flanked the entrance to the former Cowley Hill health facility in Balker Drive, St Helens, for many years, were relocated to two local parks by St Helens Council this week. The vacant Cowley…

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New parking system helping patients find a space at health centre

A new initiative aiming to ensure patients can find a free parking space at a health centre in Leicestershire is already proving effective. Parking Charge Notices are being issued to drivers who prevent patients accessing spaces by parking at Pinfold Gate Health Centre in Loughborough and then leaving the premises on foot. The aim of the scheme is reduce inappropriate use of the car park and maintain free access for…

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Join our vacant space webinar with NHS Clinical Commissioners

Our new Vacant Space Handback Scheme comes in response to feedback from commissioners who want to reduce the cost of maintaining space that they decide is no longer needed. We are therefore pleased to be partnering with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to host a webinar on vacant space on 22 November 2017 from 1.00-2.00pm, providing commissioning and CCG colleagues with the opportunity to hear directly from us about the benefits…

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Excitement building as work is completed on £2.2 million surgery

Patients are a major step closer to receiving healthcare in a £2.2million new surgery in Lincolnshire after developers handed over the keys to the NHS. Owner NHS Property Services took possession of Richmond Medical Centre, in North Hykeham, on Friday, 6 October, after Lindum Group completed construction work on the state-of-the-art building. Richmond Medical Practice is now moving into the building ready to welcome the first patients on 16 October 2017,…

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