|NHS To Sell Putney Hospital Site|
Derelict building to be disposed of after being declared surplus to requirements
NHS Wandsworth’s Board has decided to sell the Putney Hospital Site. The Board, who met last week, considered a paper* recommending that it take a decision on the future of the Putney Hospital site and declare it surplus to NHS requirements.
NHS Wandsworth will now begin the process of land disposal in accordance with the NHS Estate Code.
Work to secure suitable accommodation for the three GP practices is now nearing an end and will result in the GPs occupying a much more accessible site than the previously intended old Putney Hospital.
This, together with the recent agreement on the Section 106 and Easement, means that the the NHS is now in a position to move the project forward.
Any agreement on disposal of the site will be conditional on final acquisition of new GP accommodation.
Earlier this year, Queen Mary’s became the polysystem hub for west Wandsworth, so local residents can now see a GP between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
As the polysystems plans progress, the NHS say that more services will be provided at Queen Mary’s and other community sites, which will not only make accessing services much simpler, but will also take NHS Wandsworth a step closer to achieving its long-term aim of delivering healthcare much closer to where people live and work.
*To read the Board paper, please click on the link below http://www.wandsworth.nhs.uk/About/board/Pages/NHSWandsworthboard.aspx
August 6, 2010-->