You may recall that I submitted a petition to Parliament, which was signed by over 4,000 constituents, calling for health services in Heanor to be enhanced, not diminished. I have worked hard on this issue, and I know how important it is to local people that they keep a hospital in their local area.
That’s why I was delighted this morning that the Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed that it will be rebuilding the Heanor Memorial Hospital.
The existing site will now be demolished, and the Wilmot Street Health centre will eventually close with a brand new facility being built on the current hospital site.
The CCG says that the move will see all of the local people’s health requirements met, with the exception of inpatient beds, but a new range of facilities and services will be available.
The new facility will be ready by 2017 and is a £2.5m investment.