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Funding for new hospital confirmed

From BDBC:

“On Friday evening, the government announced that the Hampshire Together programme will receive funding for a new hospital to serve residents across north and mid Hampshire as part of the government’s Health Infrastructure Plan.

Hampshire Together: Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services programme is one of 40 projects across the country which will be fully funded to provide new hospitals by 2030.

The announcement says that the funding will deliver a new hospital in Basingstoke and a major refurbishment of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Hampshire Together has confirmed that the location of a new facility and the services provided there will not be decided ahead of formal public consultation which is expected to take place in early 2021.

We have been working closely with partners in the Hampshire Together programme to identify the current and future healthcare needs of our residents and shape services which will allow them to access the most appropriate services at the best time and will continue to do so.

As junction 7 of the M3 is our preferred location for a new hospital and, with a number of new developments under way or proposed, we are developing a strategic vision for land to the north of M3 junction 7 to ensure the appropriate infrastructure is in place. The draft vision will be discussed by councillors on the Economic, Planning and Housing committee on 5 November.

To read the government’s announcement, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-confirms-37-billion-for-40-hospitals-in-biggest-hospital-building-programme-in-a-generation and the Hampshire Together response can be viewed at https://www.hampshiretogether.nhs.uk/news/prime-minister-confirms-funding-hampshire-together-programme

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