Stride Treglown is delighted to announce that planning has been conditionally approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the Hampshire Critical Treatment Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centre.
The hospital, which was designed under co-authorship with HASSELL, will centralise services for the most critically ill and ‘at risk’ patients in one place, enabling the provision of consultant-delivered care on site 24/7 and intensive care teams around-the-clock.
It is on a site that allows for rapid emergency access for the surrounding population and will provide services for those who have suffered life threatening injuries, heart attacks or strokes, or those who require high risk or complex elective surgical procedures as well as obstetric care. A cancer treatment centre will also be on the same site.
The proposed 360-bed Hampshire Critical Treatment Hospital is at the front of a first wave of hospitals that only provide specialist and critical care services. It will be the largest hospital project to be let under the ProCure 21+ framework.
Daniel Van Luttmer, Divisional Director for Stride Treglown and Lead Designer on the scheme, commented:
We are delighted that planning has been approved, having led the design team for such an innovative hospital that can deliver rapid emergency care to those who need it most, in a location that promotes the positive health benefits of nature, aiding their recovery further.
Mary Edwards, Chief Executive of Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust, said:
We are very pleased to receive planning approval to build a critical treatment hospital and cancer treatment centre which will enable us to improve the services we offer to the local community. This decision provides further evidence that our proposal to build on the site near junction 7 of the M3 is viable ahead of any public consultation. This is an important next step. Our proposal to centralise services for the sickest and most at risk in a critical treatment hospital will mean we have a sustainable and affordable way to provide even better services for our sickest patients, as well as allowing us to developing services in our local hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester to meet the needs of our expanding population.