Health bosses meet council

NRHNLC100908F2 - Heanor memorial hospital
NRHNLC100908F2 - Heanor memorial hospital

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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