Plans finally unveiled for brand new health hub development in Bakewell
An artist’s impression has revealed what the new health facilities, proposed on part of the Newholme Hospital and ambulance station sites in the town, could look like.
The plans have been developed in a partnership between Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to provide a base for a range of community health services and a new ambulance station serving Bakewell and the Derbyshire Dales.
William Jones, chief operating officer for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to share these exciting plans with local residents so they can see for the first time what their new health hub could look like.
"We have worked closely with the Peak District National Park Authority to ensure our designs are sympathetic to the heritage of the area, while also providing a building which is suitable to meet the needs of 21st century community-based healthcare.
“We’re now ready to share the plans publicly and to provide an opportunity for people to give us feedback before formally submitting.
"This is a big milestone in bringing this project to life and I am immensely grateful to everyone who has worked so hard on this and to Bakewell residents for their patience while we worked through the details.”
Samantha Westwell, ambulance operations manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service in Derbyshire, said: “This is a really exciting step in the development of the new health hub for Bakewell.
“Not only will this new building and its modern facilities be such an improvement on our old ambulance station, but by physically sharing a space together it will undoubtedly build on our relationships and understanding of one another’s organisations and work we do to support our communities.”
A public exhibition about the plans can be viewed at www.planningconsultationonline.co.uk.