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New system to protect parking for patients at Townlands Memorial Hospital

A free new parking management system is being brought in at Townlands Memorial Hospital to reduce inappropriate use of the car park and maintain free access for patients, staff and visitors. The new system uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, which aims to ensure parking spaces are protected for patients and staff accessing health services on the site. Easy to use, the system only requires patients and visitors to…

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Lord-Lieutenant officially opens £10m hospital in Oxfordshire

The new Townlands Memorial Hospital in Henley-on-Thames was officially opened in a ceremony yesterday (28 March) by Tim Stevenson OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. Welcoming some 45 guests to the hospital, he unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening, saying: “This is the first time I’ve had the privilege of opening a hospital and what an extraordinarily impressive facility it is. That it’s here at all, and that it is…

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Security measures to protect hospital and war memorial

A range of security measures have been put in place to protect the vacant Market Harborough District Hospital and its listed war memorial. Clinical services have now moved out of the hospital, in Coventry Road, after the opening of the nearby £7.5 million St Luke’s Treatment Centre on the site of St Luke’s Hospital, on Leicester Road. The former hospital site, which is owned by NHS Property Services, has been…

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New health and wellbeing centre planned for Orpington

A major milestone has been reached on the development of the new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre. The commercial agreement has been finalised and all leases have been agreed. This is great news for Orpington residents who will benefit from a range of community health services being delivered from high quality, modern and fit for purpose premises. The Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre is part of a wider programme being…

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New east London GP premises is officially opened

An exciting new chapter has begun for a GP practice in east London. St Paul’s Way Medical Centre has moved into new state-of-the-art premises at William Cotton Place that provide improved facilities for its GPs and staff – and offer major benefits for its patients. NHS Property Services m the scheme, which involved the fit-out of an entire floor. Sarah Gill, Construction Support Lead at NHS Property Services, said: “We…

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Redevelopment of a former Medway school will provide a new multi-use Children’s facility

Work is well under way to create a new children and young people’s health and well being centre for Medway on a multi-million pound transformation of the site of the former Temple School in Strood. The project has been made possible thanks to the combined resources of Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Property Services and local partners. The new facility will provide a much-needed centre for local children and…

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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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