Board agrees latest steps in Stamford Hospital plan

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Health bosses have approved the latest stage in a plan to invest more than £10m redeveloping Stamford Hospital.

Work on the hospital, which will involve refurbishment of part of the Ryhall Road site and the sale of the rest, could now begin in the next four to six months.

The board of directors of the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust met to discuss the redevelopment today (Tuesday).

After discussion the board approved five recommendations. The first was to begin refurbishment and redesign of the east end of the site at a cost of £2.75m. The second was to postpone demolition of the old nurse accommodation block until further work was done to explore whether the site’s current tenants could move into the building.

The third recommendation was to move forward with the marketing and sale of the western part of the site, which would generate up to £3.6m. The fourth was to apply for planning permission to demolish the existing Hurst Ward and build two new procedure rooms in its place, at a cost of up to £9.6m. And the fifth and final recommendation was to begin finding the extra money needed to complete the redevelopment work.

For a full report on the meeting, pick up a copy of Friday’s Rutland and Stamford Mercury.