South Eastern Hampshire CCG is continuing to work with partners to develop the outline business case for the new health hub at Whitehill and Bordon despite being told that the bid for national NHS England capital funding towards the building costs was unsuccessful at this time.
The GP-led organisation will now be exploring alternative sources of capital funding to support the project.
The CCG is working with a range of partners, including local community representatives, to develop the health hub
Recent investment has also been made into Chase Community Hospital.
Sara Tiller, Managing Director, said: “The news that we were unsuccessful (with the bid) on this occasion is disappointing but we knew that securing funding would be a challenge and we are committed to continuing to work with our partners to explore all potential funding routes.
"We will continue to develop the outline business case for the scheme whilst undertaking further work to explore other sources of capital investment, which may be available. The outline business case is due to be considered by our Governing Body.
“I would like to reassure local people that the Chase is not closing and will remain open until a better health hub facility can be provided in the new town centre."
A range of services is provided at Chase, including physiotherapy, baby and children’s clinics, podiatry, speech and language therapy, sexual health, adult and older people’s mental health, counselling and screening. A full list of the clinics available - as as February 2019 - is available in our Downloads section below.
In early 2019, refurbishment and redecoration was carried out at the hospital, including the repainting of the entrances are repainted, clearing the gutters and replacing the front paving slabs with a level surface.
Building owner NHS Property Services is looking for new tenants potentially interested in renting some of the unused space on the site to provide more services for local people.
You can read the Chase Charter in our Downloads section below.