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THOUGHTS WANTED: Consultation opens for new hospital in Northwood borough

 Published on: 15th July 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A consultation is ongoing for an application for the current Hillingdon Hospital to be demolished and replaced with an entirely new build, in plans that will affect all residents in the borough, including Northwood and Ruislip.

The current hospital building is considerably old, with some parts built in the 1940s as part of emergency wartime accommodation, whilst others have been closed off due to their age making them unsafe.

The new hospital will have more CT and MRI scanners, separate wards for younger and older children, a standalone midwife-led unit, more beds in adult wards and a more centralised A&E area, amongst other improvements.

There will be a new layout to the site, with natural and long-lasting materials to be used in construction and a flexible design allowing for any future expansions. The hospital will also be pandemic-resilient, with easy access to outdoor spaces and separate pathways being included as part of plans reflecting this.

Jason Seez, senior responsible officer for the project and deputy chief executive of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The new Hillingdon Hospital is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a state-of-the-art new facility for the people of Hillingdon and beyond.

“We really want to hear your views and get your support so please do visit our exhibition in Uxbridge Library or visit the council website.”

To have your say on the application, please complete the online form.

A hard copy will also be available at the Uxbridge library and at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge between 9am to 5pm every Monday to Friday.

The consultation closes on Thursday, July 21.

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