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Planning consent secured for former hospital site in Hornchurch

NHS Property Services has successfully secured planning consent on appeal for 290 much needed new homes on the former St George’s hospital site in Hornchurch. The consent includes the provision of 15% affordable housing. The site has been declared surplus and is no longer being used for health services. NHS Property Services is in the process of disposing of the property in order to generate valuable funds to reinvest in…

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Weybridge Health Centre fire update

An update from the Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services following the overnight fire at Weybridge Health Centre, Surrey. Martin Steele, Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services, which owns the health centre, said: “We are grateful to the emergency services for their swift response to this fire, and our local teams who were onsite in the early hours of this morning. “We are assisting Surrey Fire and Rescue and…

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Fire safety update from NHS Property Services

A fire safety update from Charles Siddons, Interim Chief Operating Officer of NHS Property Services “I would like to assure all our customers that we are taking swift action to check fire safety in our buildings following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. “Safety in our buildings is always our first priority. We have a team of fire safety professionals who work alongside Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, our…

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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 managed the scheme, which involved the internal fit-out of an entire floor. Sarah Gill, Construction Support Lead at NHS Property Services, said:…

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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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