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Final countdown to opening of £7.5 million treatment centre

The countdown is on to the opening of the new £7.5 million St Luke’s Treatment Centre in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, with final preparations being made this week ready to welcome the first patients through the doors. NHS healthcare services provided by ‘Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance’ and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) are transferring to the new facility this week from the nearby Market Harborough District Hospital, ready for full…

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Hospital hosts golden celebration for local charity

Olympic rower Dame Katherine Grainger cut a gold ribbon at an Oxfordshire hospital to celebrate a landmark achievement for a local charity. The London 2012 gold medallist joined 10-year-old Millie Roberts for a ceremony at Townlands Memorial Hospital, Henley-on-Thames, to unveil the 50th community defibrillator to be installed by charity Millie’s Dream. Millie’s Dream was founded in September 2013 and was the inspiration of brave Henley girl Millie, who was…

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New £7.5 million Leicestershire treatment centre completed on schedule

Work on a flagship £7.5 million healthcare facility in Market Harborough is complete, with NHS partners now preparing to welcome the first patients in March. Construction of the three-storey St Luke’s Treatment Centre began in November 2015 in a project that will see services relocated from the nearby Market Harborough District Hospital to the new building, next to the existing St Luke’s Hospital on Leicester Road. The new facility is…

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New 24/7 FM helpdesks from Monday 27 February

On Monday 27 February, helplines providing 24/7 facilities management support for customers across the country will go live, allowing customers to make maintenance requests, report faults and log any service-related queries. The four NHS Property Services helpline numbers will provide coverage across the eight zones, grouped within four hubs: Hub 1 – London, South East, South West – 020 3688 2244 Hub 2 – North West – 0844 225 2774…

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New hub for MSK patients at Horsham Hospital

A £2m programme of construction work, including the creation of clinical hubs for musculoskeletal (MSK) clinical services at Horsham Hospital is now complete. The musculoskeletal (MSK) department at Horsham Hospital treats people with a wide range of muscle, bone and joint conditions, such as arthritis, back pain and sports injuries. The team now have a dedicated work space within the Hurst Road hospital, creating a safe, efficient, sustainable and modern…

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Beccles Hospital reopens

Inpatients will move back to Beccles Hospital this week following a major £1.65m refurbishment project. NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will reopen the 20-bedded revamped Minsmere Ward to patients on 21 February 2017. The construction was carried out by P J Spillings in partnership with the owners of the hospital, NHS Property Services. Sean Perry, principal construction manager at NHS Property Services, said: “This major renovation…

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Sale of former conference venue raises vital funds for NHS

The sale of a former conference centre in Somerset has raised vital funds for the NHS. Site owner NHS Property Services completed the freehold sale of Lyngford House in January to Quantum, a firm which specialises in care homes and extra care living, for £1.1 million. Lyngford House, in Selworthy Road, Taunton, has been empty since February 2015 and was declared surplus to NHS requirements by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.…

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NHS Property Services accessibly guides for patients and visitors are now live

New online access guides for a number of NHS Property Services’ hospitals, health centres and clinics have now been launched. NHS Property Services manages, maintains and improves 3,500 properties across England, working with NHS organisations to create safe, efficient, sustainable and modern healthcare and working environments. The company partnered with social enterprise, DisabledGo.com to commence a pilot project which involved producing detailed access guides for 30 properties that are owned…

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North Hykeham medical practice to get new £2.2m home

Richmond Medical Practice, in North Hykeham, will almost treble in size now work has started on its new £2.2 million home. The project will see the practice, which cares for 9,500 patients, benefit from a midwifery room, a larger waiting room, purpose-built consultant areas and improved access for the disabled. The centre will be owned by NHS Property Services – with the company fully funding the build. It is hoped…

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Whitby Hospital project timescales are refreshed

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and partners have shared an update on the remodelling of Whitby Hospital project which includes refreshed project milestones. NHS Property Services took ownership of the hospital site in November 2015 and forms a key part of the project group coordinating the redevelopment. The key milestones for the work at the existing hospital site are as follows: Procurement of a construction partner…

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