Health bosses met with councillors to discuss the plans for a £2.5 million health facility to replace the asbestos-riddled Heanor hospital.
Officials from NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), attended Heanor and Loscoe Town Council meeting on Thursday, September 4, as part of their public consultation exercise.
The consultation runs until Friday, October 8, with a final decision set to be made at the end of this year.
CCG representatives told councillors the unit would offer outpatients services, including for dementia sufferers and would be open within two years.
There would be no inpatient beds unlike the current hospital, on Ilkeston Road, which has been closed since September after large amounts of asbestos were found there.
They say instead the unit would have close ties with a nearby care home where beds would be offered.
Specially trained staff would treat these patients in a scheme which was piloted in Derby last year. They are still in negotiations with a number of local care homes over the move.
The new building would offer services for older patients with dementia, there would be mental health services and all current clinics, including blood services, would be housed on the site.
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