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Critical patients will get £70m new hospital
9:15am Friday 26th October 2012 in Andover
A PLANNED new hospital will treat tens of thousands of critically-ill patients – including many from the Andover area – each year.
The critical treatment hospital, which should be up and running within the next five years, will be built in an area of land encircled by the M3, A303 and A34.
The hospital, planned by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), will treat patients in a critical or life-threatening condition, dealing with major trauma injuries, heart attacks, strokes and other emergencies.
A planned cancer centre, offering chemotherapy, radiotherapy, palliative care, core therapies and complementary therapies to patients, will operate on the same site, though the two projects will be funded separately.
Although it is not yet known how much the hospital will cost, the trust is estimating it will be in the region of £70m – the amount a similar hospital planned by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is expected to cost.