Thursday, 19 April 2018

Townlands Hospital contracts still not approved

THE plans for the new Townlands Hospital in Henley have still not been agreed.

NHS Property Services had said the final contracts for the £8.7 million “health campus” would be prepared by February 1, a process known as commercial closure.

However, the company’s interim boss Harold Caldwell revealed the deadline had been missed in a letter to Townlands Steering Group chairman and town councillor Ian Reissmann.

The project, which was originally supposed to be completed three years ago, has already been delayed nine times but Mr Caldwell said he was still confident the contracts would be signed off at an NHS Property Services board meeting on March 13.

This would mean building work on the hospital and 64-bed care home could get under way in the spring.

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