RESIDENTS in Tadley are being reminded to take part in a consultation to have their say about plans to build a new hospital for Basingstoke.

In November, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust published details on its proposals to invest between £700m and £900m across the county into hospital services.

Those behind the project revealed their preferred option is to build a new hospital on land at Junction 7 of the M3, which would include the relocation of Basingstoke’s emergency department and maternity services, along with centralising some services across Hampshire.

In December, NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board launched a consultation, calling on patients, carers, staff, local communities and health and care partners to have their say. 

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A listening event being will be held on Saturday, February 17 at the Old Basing Village Hall.

Those living closer to Tadley, are also able to get involved on Thursday, February 29 at The Link in Newchurch Road between 3pm and 5pm.

The events will start with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. We will then breakout into groups to discuss benefits, concerns, issues, and potential mitigations. Each group will be assisted by a facilitator and scribe.

Patients, local people, and NHS staff are being encouraged to get involved and give their views on the proposals which include:

  • Building a brand new hospital on the current Basingstoke hospital site or near Junction 7 of the M3 for specialist and emergency care, such as strokes, heart attacks, trauma (treating life and limb threatening injuries), emergency surgery, obstetrician-led maternity care, and separate children’s emergency department.
  • significantly investing in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester which would focus on planned operations and procedures, and provide a 24/7 doctor-led urgent treatment centre that would see and treat around 60% of the patients who currently go to Winchester A&E, same day emergency care services, and midwife led maternity services.
  • continuing to deliver day-to-day hospital services such as outpatients, diagnostics, and therapy services from the main hospital sites.

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To book a place at the consultation event, visit