New Altrincham Hospital - One Step Closer
At a meeting held yesterday Central Manchester University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust pledged its commitment to the new
hospital development for Altrincham.
The new Project Board that will ensure continuity in delivery of
the project, following the transfer of the management of Trafford
Hospitals to Central Manchester from 1st April 2012,
held its first meeting on Wednesday 11th January.
"We have put this Project Board in place to ensure that we
continue to push this important project forward step by step, right
through to the current period of transition in the overall
management of Trafford Hospitals" says Adrian Roberts, Executive
Director of Finance at Central Manchester, who is chairing the new
Board. "Trafford Healthcare Trust has done a great job n
progressing the project to this point and we want to ensure that
this momentum is not lost, even for one month, on the project to
deliver the new Altrincham Hospital.
Dr Simon Musgrave, Medical Director for Trafford Healthcare,
says: "We are delighted that Altrincham is on the verge of getting
these state-of-the-art facilities. The new hospital
will provide all the same services as the existing Altrincham
General Hospital, but in a much more modern, patient-friendly
facility. It will also provide us with the opportunity to
look at what other services could be provided within the hospital
to best meet the needs of the residents of Altrincham."
NHS Trafford Managing Director Graham Wallis added: "Having a
new development in Altrincham is a key part of our commissioning
strategy to develop integrated health and social care across the
borough, so it is really pleasing to see this project moving
Leader of Trafford Council and Chairman of Altrincham Forward
Matt Colledge said: "The new hospital is a key part of the
regeneration of Altrincham town centre and will provide a modern
and easily accessible facility for Trafford residents. I am
delighted that the new Project Board has pledged its commitment to
bringing this project to life."
As local residents will know, the current building, which dates
back to Victorian times, is in poor condition and has limited
access for wheelchair users, people who have difficulty walking and
families with child buggies.
The new hospital will be built on Railway Street, Altrincham in
partnership with our preferred developer, Citybranch Limited, and
their technical partner, Pochin's PLC.
We are now in the process of developing final designs and we
hope that the planning application will be submitted during
Construction is likely to start on the site later in 2012 and
the new hospital could open in 2014.
Details of services provided by Altrincham Hospital can be found
Issued by: Yvonne Davies, Head of Communications & PR Tel:
0161 276 8763