Hospital plans for the future
The Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital Ltd registered charity continues to progress its plans to bring more health-related services to the local community, in line with the East Sussex ‘Better Together’ strategy.
Sited on land adjacent to the GP surgery, terms have been agreed with Greensleeves to be the developer and care-home operator of a 60-bed care home. Planning is at a very early stage, Barry Nealon, Chairman of the Board of the Charity, writes in the Friends of the Hospital at Rye Spring newsletter.
“A pre-planning application has been made and the target date for completion is June 2019. Greensleeves are a regional not-for-profit company with 20 other facilities attracting high-performance ratings from the Care Quality Commission.”
Mr Nealon goes on to report that: “Demolition of the ambulance station will start shortly and the Board is currently in detailed discussions with the planning department in regard to the day-care centre we plan to build on that site.”
Full consultation with the local community will be taking place about the care home and the day-care centre, with both Playden and Rye Foreign Parish Councils, other interested bodies and with individuals.