The rationale for the Oak Park Community Hospital development was to build a modern, fit for purpose facility for local services, replacing the existing older hospitals in Havant and Emsworth. The building underwent 18 months of construction to redevelop the facility and was completed in October 2012 and adult services opened to the public in December 2012.
In order to address the need for some inpatient beds in the community, South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SEH CCG) have been working in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) to identify a consortium to build a new nursing home and extra care accommodation on land opposite Oak Park Community Clinic. It is envisaged that the nursing home will provide a minimum of 60 beds from which the NHS and HCC will jointly commission 30. These beds will replace beds that were previously provided from an older community hospital in Havant which has now closed. It is hoped that a new nursing home will be opened in the early part of 2015. In the meantime, the NHS has commissioned beds from a local nursing home.
The key objectives for services in Havant has been to bring together a range of healthcare professionals from existing sites to deliver services closer to patients’ homes and to meet local needs. This is in line with the vision for all community services in the south east of Hampshire which is to: