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Former home of ‘Yorkshire Relish’ marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in NHS

A Victorian building that was once home to the manufacturer of “the celebrated Yorkshire Relish” is being sold to raise money for reinvestment in the NHS. Leafield House, on King Lane near the Leeds Outer Ring Road in Moortown, is being sold as a redevelopment opportunity by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) on behalf of owners NHS Property Services. The four-storey building was most recently used as…

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Fire safety work complete at Devon hospital

Inpatients at a Devon hospital have been returned to their normal ward after NHS Property Services successfully completed a fire safety improvement project. From 21 May 2018, beds in Exmouth Hospital’s Doris Heard Ward were temporarily moved to the vacant Geoffrey Willoughby Ward while a £50,000 project to safely remove asbestos and improve fire resistance took place. The project, which also included a deep clean and air testing, was completed…

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Sale of surplus hospital raises £1.35m for NHS after services move to new facility

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former Market Harborough District Hospital for £1.35million. The property, on Coventry Road, has been sold to Sterling Rose Care who intend to develop the site into a care home. Clinical services moved out of the hospital in March 2017 after the opening of the nearby £7.5 million St Luke’s Treatment Centre in Market Harborough. Proceeds from the sale of the site…

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Surplus site set for new lease of life after sale yields £2.2m for NHS

A former health facility is set to be given a new lease of life after it was sold to a specialist care provider. NHS Property Services has completed the sale of White Horse View in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, to Hesley Group. Hesley Group is a provider with over 40 years’ experience in supporting young people and adults with autism and other complex needs. Proceeds from the £2.2million sale will now…

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Former hospital site sold to generate funds for reinvestment in the NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of a former hospital in Wiltshire for £2.475million. The former Westbury Hospital, off The Butts, ceased operation following the opening of the nearby White Horse Medical Centre, and has been sold to Wiltshire-based SME housebuilder Backhouse. The site was declared surplus to the needs of the NHS and the role of NHS Property Services (NHSPS) was to dispose of the property to generate…

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Fire safety improvement works at Devon hospital

Inpatients at a Devon community hospital are being temporarily relocated to another ward on the site while building owner NHS Property Services invests in fire safety improvements. Beds on Doris Heard Ward at Exmouth Hospital are being moved to the vacant Geoffrey Willoughby Ward while a £50,000 project to safely remove asbestos and improve fire resistance takes place. A deep clean and air testing will also take place. The works,…

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Innovative health hub opens in NHS Property Services building

An innovative community-led health project was launched in an NHS Property Services building in Devon this month. More than 400 visitors attended the opening celebration of Budleigh Hub, in Budleigh Salterton, to take a tour around the facility, participate in one of the many activities on offer, speak to representatives of the services provided there, and sample tasty treats at cooking demonstrations. This partnership project has been developed between Westbank…

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Patients asked to help design new parking system at health centre

Patient and community representatives will be invited to help design a new parking system at Aldershot Centre for Health to improve the experience for visitors. NHS Property Services (NHSPS), which is responsible for managing the car park, has ended its local contract with Smart Parking, which currently provides a camera-based parking system at the facility. The current system will remain in place for a maximum of 90 days while a…

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Patients benefit from £500,000 hospital car park upgrade

Patients are benefiting from a £500,000 upgrade to the car park at Sevenoaks Hospital in Kent, which has been completed by NHS Property Services. The scheme was needed to address the poor condition of the surface, which was beyond its designed life span, and provided an opportunity to improve the layout to make it safer for users. As owner of the site, NHS Property Services worked closely with the main…

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Vacant land to be marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in the NHS

A vacant former health site in Kent is being marketed to raise funds for the NHS and allow new homes to be built. The former site of the temporary walk-in centre on Canterbury Street, Gillingham, has been empty since clinical services were relocated to a permanent building at Balmoral Gardens Community healthy Living Centre in August 2016. Marketing has now begun to secure a buyer for the 0.28 hectare site…

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