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Private hospital plans lodged for Preston

Posted on - 8th January, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Grimsargh, News, Politics, Ribbleton
Land where the new private hospital could be built Pic: Google
Land where the new private hospital could be built Pic: Google

A private hospital could be built on the outskirts of Preston.

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Bespoke Healthcare has applied to build The Greater Lancashire Hospital at an employment park off Junction 31A of the M6 at Bluebell Way.

The firm already operates from the Millennium Park in Barnfield Way and is now eyeing up a vacant patch of land.

The current Greater Lancashire Hospital
The current Greater Lancashire Hospital

Proposals from PWA Planning outline how the land was due to be an office block and car park but planning permission has lapsed since being granted in 2009.

They write: “Headquartered in a centre of excellence in the North West, Bespoke Healthcare are fully integrated into the NHS system, and are one of the leading providers of independent healthcare.

“The proposed development will provide an expansion to the existing services they offer in the area, allowing further important day surgery procedures. Hours of operation would be 7 days a week, 8am until 8pm. There would be an occasional need for overnight stays for patients at the facility depending reactions to anaesthetic.”

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In September last year, the hospital, from its current premises, secured an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.

The new hospital would have 43 parking spaces, three of which will be disabled bays.

It would be built on land off Bluebell Way, next door to the Store First self-storage facility.

You can see the full proposals on the Preston City Council website and leave comments there on the application.

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