Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is committed to investing in the future of health and care to make life better for the communities we serve.
As part of this investment, the Trust is proposing to replace the existing outpatients building at Haywood Community Hospital in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 7AG.
The current building contains Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) within its roof. This is a form of prefabricated concrete plank which has become outdated and a programme is underway by NHS England (NHSE) to remove RAAC from all NHS buildings.
While MPFT has been allocated £18.2m by NHSE to carry out this work, the Trust is seeking to replace the entire building to create a modern, fit for the future facility that will support the best delivery of care for patients. This will require an additional £8.3m, which has been committed to by local health and care organisations.
A final business case is being submitted to NHS England and planning permission will be sought. The new building will continue to be accessed via the existing main hospital buildings, while there will be no change to the current site access and exit from Haywood Road.
The new building will house all the previous services – outpatient rheumatology services, diagnostics, physiotherapy and neuro-therapy (not 24 hour) – but in a larger floor area to comply with current Department of Health standards to improve patient and staff experience. In addition, the new building will include sustainable energy sources and more efficient construction methods to meet net zero carbon targets.
Full details of the redevelopment can be viewed here: Haywood Hospital Outpatients Building Redevelopment Proposition :: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (mpft.nhs.uk)
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