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‘Right place and time for hospital’
Monday, 11 June 2012
MUMS-TO-BE would benefit from a community hospital proposed for a town centre.
The 40-bed Eltham Community Hospital, which could also carry out some operations, would be built in Passey Place, off Eltham High Street. The current medical centre and other buildings on the site would be bulldozed to make way for the development. NHS Greenwich, which hopes to open the hospital in 2014, has submitted plans to Greenwich council for approval. The hospital would be able to carry out minor ops, maternity services and provide rehabilitation beds.
It will also provide clinics for patients with long-term conditions, including stroke sufferers and people with chronic respiratory problems.
Dr Hany Wahba, chairman of the Greenwich Local Clinical Commissioning Committee, said: “We have worked alongside South London Healthcare Trust and Oxleas Foundation Trust to ensure this project will provide the best services in the right place and at the right time for people in Greenwich.”
Dr Nayan Patel, who is leading the project, said: “Greenwich GPs are pleased that this project is making good progress. Eltham Community Hospital will mean that local people are able to access more community services in a location convenient for them.”
The proposals have gone to the NHS for formal approval.
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