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Countdown to opening of £10 million Townlands Hospital

The front of the new Townlands Hospital in the week before full opening.

by Alex Cameron

The countdown is on to the opening of the new £10 million Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames, with finishing touches being made this week ready to welcome the first patients through the doors.

Health care services provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBH) are gradually transferring to the new facility this week from the adjacent old building ready for full opening in the week of March 14.

James Wakeham, Regional Director for NHS Property Services, said: “We’re proud to see this building welcome its first patients in coming days and I’d like to thank our NHS and developer partners for their hard work in creating this excellent facility.”

District nursing teams covering the Henley-on-Thames area are also relocating into the new building, but this will have no effect on patients who will continue to be visited in their own homes.

The main reception on the ground floor of the new Townlands Hospital, taken as finishing touches were made to the building during the final week before full opening.

The main reception on the ground floor of the new Townlands Hospital, taken as finishing touches were made to the building during the final week before full opening.

Pete McGrane, Clinical Director at OHFT, said: “Our teams are really excited to be moving into a fantastic facility that is fit for 21st Century health care and will dramatically improve the experience of healthcare for patients and staff.”

David Smith, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Many people have worked tirelessly for years to reach this moment so we are really looking forward to opening the hospital’s doors to patients in coming days.”

The hospital site is being developed by Amber Infrastructure and has been built by Vinci Construction.

All telephone numbers and the address for the hospital are unchanged.