Private hospital plan for enterprise park

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North Kesteven District Council has received a planning application for the private hospital by Bridge Health, a company specifically formed by a locally based group for this project, a partnership between local medical professionals and developers.

How the new private hospital may look, being proposed by Bridge Health Ltd. EMN-150127-101851001

How the new private hospital may look, being proposed by Bridge Health Ltd. EMN-150127-101851001

It would be located on land off Pride Parkway in Sleaford Enterprise Park.

Mark Williets, development manager at NKDC, said: “The proposal includes two operating theatres, treatment and consulting rooms and 20 bedrooms. The promoters anticipate the creation of up to 50 full-time and 50 part-time jobs. The application is currently subject to consultation to allow residents and stakeholders to provide their comments.”

Robbie Doughty, of Robert Doughty Consultancy, the Helpringham-based agents for the company, added that the private operations would likely be focussed on elective procedures such as work on knees and limbs. In his design statement he adds it is anticipated the majority of patients will not stay overnight with same day treatment and discharge

It would be built with two areas of car parking to north and south and an internal access road would run past the new building where a hardstanding is provided for a visiting mobile MRI scanner. Another area is reserved for potential future development that can also serve as an additional car park.

In his statement Mr Doughty says this proposal would respond to current demands and needs in an appropriate location, as identified by the work of Lincolnshire Health and Care, and also contribute to the local economy by attracting highly skilled, professional staff to the area.

He states: “As a controlled facility, the hospital is being designed to control the impact of noise generated off site, and will include measures to ensure that noise and pollution from the surrounding area will not have a negative impact on the operation of the proposed facility and should therefore not have a major impact on the operation of current or future neighbours.”