Whipps Cross Hospital seeking locals to help shape redevelopment
Whipps Cross Hospital has launched a new group to find out what residents want from a redeveloped site. Applications are now open for a small number of local people to join the Community Engagement Action Group which will help make sure the public can shape the future of the ageing hospital and its surrounding land.
Barts Health NHS Trust and its partners published a vision for the future of the 100-year old site last year and are now embarking on drawing up more detailed plans.
The vision for the site is to secure a multi-million-pound redevelopment that would make Whipps Cross a flagship campus offering the best care for generations to come.
Preliminary assessments suggest a brand new state-of-the-art hospital – complete with an A&E and maternity department and co-located with other health and care facilities - could be built on a fraction of the existing estate. This would release land for other uses, potentially including new homes for the community and staff.
Now the Trust wants to design its plans with local people, so is recruiting a panel of residents who have good links with their communities and are passionate about securing a bright future for the hospital.
Download the information pack from the Barts Health website at https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/future-whipps.