Meeting Over Plans For Nelson Hospital

Residents' views sought over Local Care Centre

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Residents are being given the chance to offer their views on the future of Wimbledon's Nelson Hospital.

The NHS plans to establish a Local Care Centre (LCC) at the hospital in Kingston Road, as part of their "Better Healthcare Closer to Home" project.

Last year the project underwent a thorough review by the Sutton and Merton NHS Trust, but planning work for a LCC at Nelson Hospital has started again.

There will be a consultation about the hospital site before a planning application is submitted by the NHS within a couple of months.

The consultation process begins with two, separate, residents' meetings at the hospital between on Wednesday July 20. The first is at 4.30-6pm and the second from 6pm-7.30pm.

The agenda will include:

  • Update on Better Healthcare Closer to Home, services to be provided at the Nelson and project timelines
  • Presentation of the plans
  • Questions and Answers.

Merton Park Councillor John Sargeant said: "We would encourage as many as possible of you to attend to hear the proposals. This is an opportunity to ask questions and give comments."

 

July 18, 2011