Rutland's got four months to help shape the future of the Rutland Memorial Hospital, a facility which I have heard was given to Rutland by grateful American servicement after the war, but I'm not sure of the validity of this...
Anyway, apparently the idea is to create a new healthcare centre on the hospital site with in patient beds and diagnostic services and perhaps incororating the Oakham Medical Practice , which is currently next door in Cold Overton Road. Another idea is to build a health centre with the GP surgery in it, but putting the beds somewhere else OR leave the surgery where it is and have a health centre with some beds.
The Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust have published these proposals, with the consultation period launching on Monday 16th June. They haven't made it clear whether the hospital building will be knocked down and redeveloped or if the new facilities will be developed in the existing building. Without significant investment, the hospital won't meet 21st century healthcare standards. The future of the building itself will be determined at the end of the consultation period,
according to a trust spokesman.
Participants of the working group, which include Dr Tim Gray of Oakham Medical Practice, are keen to see that top class services are provided that will be suited to local need. the Rutland and Stamford Mercury are eager to hear your views on this, and will pass them on to the health trust. All you need to do is contact email@example.com or write to the them at
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