Redesigned plans for Beverley's new £19m community hospital unveiled to public
Redesigned plans for Beverley's new £19m community hospital have been unveiled at a public event.
Artist's impressions, floor plans and a walk-through video were on display for the long-awaited development on Swinemoor Lane.
As reported in the Mail, plans for the site – set to replace the town's outdated 12-bed Westwood Hospital – were changed from a two-storey building to a single level design last November.
The plans show a circular reception and waiting area and a central "street" or corridor which goes through the building.
To the front right of the building outpatients facilities, a minor injuries service and diagnostic services, including X-ray and ultrasound will be housed.
To the front left, there will be offices, teaching rooms and the base for the neighbourhood health teams.
The 30-bed community ward will be positioned at the rear right, while therapy services including wheelchair services will sit at the rear left.
A "balancing pond" – designed to catch any flood water – will be built to the rear of the ward and will have a walkway around to aid patient rehabilitation. ( Hope they can swim!)
The out-of-hours GP service will be open 24 hours, seven days a week and the trust is yet to decide opening hours of the minor injuries unit.
Nick Borrill, clinical lead for the project, said: "Overall people have been positive about the plans.
"The new hospital will relieve pressure off acute services including Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill and even York and Scarborough."
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