Plans to redevelop and improve Christchurch Hospital will be discussed on Friday, October 5, in a meeting to be attended by Poole and Dorset councillors and others.
Christchurch Hospital bosses will present their plans for securing the future of the hospital to the joint health scrutiny committee. The bosses will explain to the committee how they would better use the site and build new services there.
Earlier in 2012, the NHS Foundation Trust held a consultation on the future use of the site of Christchurch Hospital. The Trust also held a public exhibition to exhibit their plans to better use the site.
The proposed use of the site includes plans to build key worker housing, GP surgery and a nursing home on the hospital site.
The plans propose to maintain all existing services, but in clustered, modernized buildings. Currently, services are scattered all over the site.
Richard Renaut, lead director of the site, recently said, "At the moment half the hospital buildings are empty and they are scattered all over the site. We think this is the best mix of securing all the services that we do and actually adding some more."
He added that the proposed 80-bed care home would generate as many as 100 new jobs.
Of the total 95 feedback responses received by the management, 85 supported the proposals.
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