Second public consultation and exhibition at forest community centre for the New health hub in Bordon town centre
Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) is looking forward to welcoming people to the second of a public consultation event at The Forest Centre this week to support the planning application for the development of a town centre building which will accommodate a new modern Community Health Hub for the town.
The Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Road, Bordon GU35 0BS
Dates: Thursday 25 May from 3 to 6pm
Friday 26 May from 3 to 6pm
Saturday 27 May from 12 to 4pm
The first exhibition at The Shed drew almost 200 people to see and hear from staff from WBRC, NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board and East Hampshire District Council.
Public feedback is encouraged and people have been completing an online survey which is available at https://www.princephilippark.co.uk together with all the exhibition boards to review.
The plans are generally being well received, but with concerns raised around access, public transport, parking and specific services which the design and NHS teams have noted and taken on board. Comments have included:
“Fully support bringing all of the proposed services together under one roof.”
“Not everyone has transport or can walk the distance to the health hub and we have no buses or other public transport at present.”
“Proposals are excellent, building on existing facilities in the town and expanding them making the proposals fit for the current times, moving the town forward.”
The patient engagement programme running in tandem, led by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) with service providers Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Forest Surgery, is also underway with over 500 responses so far.
Dr Anthony Leung form Forest Surgery was at the first exhibition at The Shed and commented at the event:
“We are out of space at the Forest Surgery and using two shipping containers in the car park. With a growing population we can double the number of consulting rooms we have at the new Health Hub. It provides the right expansion space right in the middle of the town.”