Whipps Cross Hospital to start work to demolish former nurses' accommodation

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Permission given for demolition works

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Barts Health NHS Trust has been told it does not need prior approval  to demolish disused buildings on the site of the old nurses' accommodation at Whipps Cross Hospital, which supports the proposed redevelopment of the Whipps Cross site. 

The work will be subject to conditions including working hours, minimising distrubance to nearby residents and protecting the trees on the site boundary.

A range of surveys are now taking place on site, including identifying where asbestos may be found and an ecological survey. Any asbestos will be removed by a specialist, licensed contractor expected to begin in October 2020.

A demolition contractor for the remainder of the site is expected to be appointed during October and will complete the rest of the work in phases.

See the application regarding demolition work

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Barts Health NHS Trust has submitted a business case to the Government outlining the  options available for improving hospital facilities at Whipps Cross.

The demolition of the former nurses' accommodation is included in all the options.

All the options include providing maternity, accident and emergency services as well as the other core services offered at the current hospital.

The aim is to build a modern hospital on one part of the site as the current, sprawling layout of the hospital is not suitable for modern healthcare.

We were pleased at the Government’s announcement that Whipps Cross will be one of six hospitals to benefit from a fund of £2.7 billion to deliver new and improved hospitals.  The land released for redevelopment provides the opportunity for much needed new homes which will also support the funding of the new hospital.

The Trust is working with the Council to look at building new homes and other community facilities on the site. They anticipate this will include an assumption of 50 per cent affordable housing and will look at the demand for key worker housing as part of this.

The emerging plans also provide an opportunity for using parts of the site for other health care services, community facilities, commercial space, new open spaces and public realm.

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Webinar on out patient services

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Barts Health NHS Trust is undertaking a major transformation of outpatient services across its five hospitals including Whipps Cross Hospital.

A webinar called The future of outpatient services at Barts Health NHS Trust, co-hosted by Healthwatch will take place on Thursday 13 August 2020 from 3pm

This event is the first in a series of webinars, where you can hear about the plans and have your say.

By attending this online event, co-hosted by Healthwatch, you will:

  • Discover how outpatient services have changed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including greater use of video and telephone consultations
  • Hear plans to transform outpatient services across North East London
  • Learn more about the steps that the Trust is taking to keep patients safe, should you need to come to hospital for your appointment
  • Ask questions to the panel and give feedback on future plans.

This event will be facilitated by Dianne Barham, chief executive of Healthwatch Tower Hamlets.

Following a short presentation, the expert panel will answer questions.

Register for this event

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