Green light for Bournemouth health unit

Planning permission granted for haematology, oncolcogy and women's health facility

Planning permission has been granted for a new £5m haematology, oncology and women's health unit at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Architect Stride Treglown has been given the green light by Bournemouth Council to begin work on the 2,200sq m Jigsaw Building, which will feature clinical accommodation spread over two storeys.

The project is due to start on site this autumn and will be completed by December 2014.

The new building which will be sited between the eye unit and the Derwent Suite for Orthopaedics and will be a centre of excellence for oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy services.

Richard Renaut, the trust’s director of service development, said: “It is great news that the plans have been approved and we now look forward to the work starting.”

Earlier this month more than 50 people attended a special evening event to see a virtual walkthrough of the proposed building, sharing plans for improved facilities for cancer treatments and women’s health.

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