Hospital Plans Approved For Altrincham

June 21, 2012 1:25 pm

Altrincham General HospitalPlanning permission has been given for Altrincham General Hospital last week which will see an improved healthcare offering for locals.

 

The hospital will be built on Railway Street,  and will replace the current hospital facilities on Market Street, the new Altrincham General Hospital will provide a higher level of care including training facilities and other staff support, and out patients unit including diagnostics and physiotherapy and a  minor injuries unit.

The amended plans got approval last week from Trafford’s planning committee  and all agreed that the development should progress after some amendments to the size of the building and parking plans.

The new hospital should mark and improvement not just in the services offered but be a safe and friendly environment for patients.

The news has had a positive feedback and Cllr Michael Whetton said:

“This development could be a catalyst for Altrincham, I think it’s a real boost for the town.

“I know we want it – I want it, the people of Altrincham want it and we’ve wanted it for many years.”

Judie Collins, chairman of the Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society, added:

“I am very pleased that the hospital will go ahead. Altrincham residents have been fighting very very hard for this since 2003. It’s a bit of an anti climax because it has been going on for so long.”

MP’s and community groups like the Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society are working hard to improve the Altrincham area and the plans for the new hospital are a huge step in the right direction.

Trafford Atrincham Hospital
Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham and Sale West, said:

“This is another important milestone on the road to securing Altrincham’s new hospital. This is both a vital part of healthcare provision for the community and another step towards the regeneration of Altrincham. We can now all look forward to work beginning on the site later in the year.”

Many groups including the League of Friends of Altrincham General Hospital, are ecited about the plans and had no doubt that this was the best decision made.

Linda Mrozinski, of the League of Friends of Altrincham General Hospital said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled, it’s what we have been working for for years. Passing it was the only reasonable path to take but that doesn’t take away the delight I feel that it’s going to happen.

“We’re going to do everything we can do to help to get the hospital that the people of Altrincham deserve.”

 

If all goes to plan the new hospital will start development November this year, 2012, and they are hoping for completion early in 2014.

Adam Gross, director of developers Citybranch adds:

“It’s been a long drawn out process and the sooner we can get on with it better.”


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