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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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Planning consent for former hospital site in Kent secured

NHS Property Services has secured planning permission from Gravesham Borough Council to redevelop a 0.35 hectare section of the former Gravesend and North Kent Hospital site in Gravesend, known as M-Block. The site has been granted outline planning approval to transform the vacant and derelict site into a residential led mixed-use development. The plans have the potential to deliver up to 80 residential units alongside additional amenities that could include crèche…

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Sale of former hospital raises vital funds for NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former Bridgwater Hospital in Somerset for £1.6 million. The site has secured planning permission for a hotel, gym, swimming pool, day nursery and three homes. The property has been sold to a local hotelier and could now be transformed into an 80-bed hotel. Bridgwater Hospital closed in 2014 with its services transferred to a new purpose built £33m facility which is…

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Work on new Oxfordshire care unit complete

Patients are one step closer to being treated in a new care unit at Townlands Memorial Hospital, in Henley-on-Thames, after work to modify the first floor was completed. NHS Property Services commissioned the reconfiguration work on behalf of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group in order to accommodate the new Rapid Access Care Unit (RACU). The modified space was handed over to the NHS by contractors on 30 December. NHS Property Services…

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Site revamp plans recommended for approval

Plans to turn a vacant and derelict hospital site in Kent into vital new homes have taken a step forward. An application seeking outline planning permission to redevelop a 0.35-hectare section of the former Gravesend and North Kent Hospital site, near the centre of Gravesend, with a mixed-use development have been recommended for approval. The site is known locally as ‘M-block’. Members of Gravesham Borough Council’s Regulatory Board will meet…

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Biggest transfer of properties to NHS Property Services

The biggest transfer of properties into NHS Properties Services since the company was formed completed this month. Teams from across the business supported the project, which involves the transfer of 12 community hospitals in Devon and began more than a year ago. The 11 hospitals owned on a freehold basis completed on 1 December 2016 with the twelfth, the PFI leasehold interest for Tiverton Hospital, due to complete in coming…

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Intermediate care unit to open at Beccles Hospital following £1.65m revamp

Patients will be able to receive intense rehabilitation and full support to return to an independent life when Beccles Hospital reopens early next year, following an extensive £1.65m revamp. NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body has approved plans for the newly refurbished Minsmere Ward to open as an intermediate care unit on 1 April 2017. It comes following a major refurbishment of the 20-bedded facility,…

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