Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) has announced details of a public consultation programme to support its planning application for the development of a town centre building which will accommodate a new modern Community Health Hub for the town.
The Health Hub is being developed in partnership with the NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board and East Hampshire District Council and will accommodate the services provided by the Chase Community Hospital as well as space to house the relocation of the Forest GP Surgery and Chase Pharmacy.
Southern Health currently runs service out of Chase Hospital and would therfore relocate its services into the new Health Hub.
The public planning consultation will include two exhibitions explaining the scheme with the project team and representatives of the organisations above on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Local people will have the opportunity to give their views and provide feedback at the exhibitions on the dates below or in an online survey: Community Consultation: Health Hub Bordon
Sergeants Yard, Bordon GU35 0DJ
|Thursday 18 May||6pm - 9pm|
|Friday 19 May||3pm - 6pm|
|Saturday 20 May||12pm - 4pm|
|The Forest Community Centre
Pinehill Road, Bordon GU35 0BS
|Thursday 25 May||6pm - 9pm|
|Friday 26 May||3pm - 6pm|
|Saturday 27 May||12pm - 4pm|
In tandem a patient engagement programme, led by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) with service providers Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Forest Surgery, will also be underway.
Existing patients of both Chase Community Hospital and Forest Surgery will be invited to find out more about the planned move of services and give their views. A short online survey will be open from 8 May until 2 June 2023 for registered patients at Forest Surgery, notification of which will be sent directly from the practice.
It is anticipated the new Health Hub will be completed in 2025, with services moving in towards the end of that year. Service users and practice patients will be informed of progress and further health service engagement will be undertaken as the building takes shape. The Chase Community Hospital and the GP surgery will remain open until all services are transferred.
James Child, Project Lead at The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, says:
“The new Community Health Hub is an intrinsic part of the new inclusive town centre and we are pleased to invite local people along to the public exhibitions to share our plans and to hear their views. The information and feedback forms will also be available online for anyone that can’t make it, so hopefully everyone can get involved.”
Sara Tiller, Hampshire Place Director at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board, said:
“I’m so pleased that we’re able to begin engagement with our communities on the proposed new health hub which is at the heart of this new development. These next six weeks will give patients and residents the opportunity to formally feedback on the planned relocation of our health services in the area.”