The NHS is seeking to engage with local people on plans to create a new Health and Wellbeing Hub on the former St George’s Hospital site in Havering. The consultation is an important part of the formal planning application process.
It is proposed that the new Health & Wellbeing Hub will provide GP services to residents living within a two-mile radius, along with community, diagnostics and some hospital services (including renal dialysis and some cancer services subject to consultation). The Hub will serve the local area for some GP services, the south of Havering for mental health and community services, and the whole of Havering with specialist services. There will also be a small proportion of residents from the east of Barking & Dagenham and from south west Essex accessing specialist services.
The location of the proposed Health & Wellbeing Hub is shown on the aerial photo below:
Face-to-face engagement on the design is not possible due to the current restrictions in place, so instead a dedicated website has been launched to showcase the plans, giving people an opportunity to find out more about the building and its detailed design.
NELFT Chief Executive Professor Oliver Shanley OBE said: “We are very excited to be able to move forward with the next stage of plans that will modernise local health and care services for the benefit of people in Havering and surrounding areas.
“Although the national restrictions in place mean that face-to-face consultations cannot be held, we are still keen to engage with as many members of the public as possible and believe that the website offers a good way to reach people.
“This is a great opportunity for local people to give their views on the design of the new centre, ensuring that the best solutions are in place to provide a modern, fit-for-purpose base for health services for many years to come.”
This is the latest stage in the NHS’ plans to modernise health services in Havering in order to provide integrated, sustainable. NELFT is leading on the development on behalf of the local commissioners and we are working in partnership with primary care and acute care partners.
Feedback will need to be submitted by Friday 16th April 2021 so that it can be included in the planning process. Please go to our website and fill out the online feedback form
A public consultation on the wide range of services proposed to be located at the Wellbeing Hub will follow the planning application consultation.