Planning consent granted for health village at Queens Hospital, Burton

STRIDE awarded outline planning permission for integrated health and social care scheme

Outwoods will house primary and social care services as well as nursing accommodation

STRIDE, a development joint venture between Health Innovation Partners (HIP) and the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB), has received notification from East Staffordshire Borough Council that its outline planning application to develop a healthcare village on surplus land adjacent to the Queens Hospital in Burton has been approved.

Outwoods is set to provide new accommodation for a local GP practice and supporting community services, a 50-bed step-down facility, a 40-bed care home, a community hub, an 80-place extra care residency, and accommodation for 88 doctors and nurses, as well as a 100-place nursery.

Work is due to commence on the site in early 2020.

Duncan Bedford, managing director for Burton at UHDB, said: “The trust had the foresight to engage Health Innovation Partners in a joint venture to provide commercial expertise to developing our hospital site as well as support its effective and efficient delivery.

“The Outwoods Healthcare Village will enhance the way health and social care work together to provide an integrated approach for the benefit of the people we are responsible for.”

Neil O’Cuinneagain, senior development manager for STRIDE, added: “We are delighted to get to this important stage of the development.

“While there is still a significant amount of work still to do, we have real engagement with the local health and social care providers and housing organisations to ensure this development is a success.”

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