Revealed: designs for purpose-built unit at Royal Bournemouth Hospital funded by Jigsaw Appeal

Revealed: designs for purpose-built unit funded by Jigsaw Appeal

Revealed: designs for purpose-built unit funded by Jigsaw Appeal

Revealed: designs for purpose-built unit funded by Jigsaw Appeal

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AFTER six years of intensive fundraising a new £1.5 million Jigsaw building has been given the go-ahead by Royal Bournemouth Hospital directors - and it could be open by 2014.

The Board of Directors at RBH has given the go-ahead for the drawing up of detailed plans for the purpose-built cancer and blood disorders unit and Women’s Health Unit.

Using funds from the Jigsaw Appeals, as well as NHS funds, the two-floor building would be built between the Eye Unit and the Derwent Suite for Orthopaedics. 

Oncology and haematology patients would be seen on one floor, with the focus on day care and outpatients while breast care and gynaecology would be on the other floor in a dedicated women’s health unit.

The NHS trust will now consult with the public over the design and layout of the unit and hope to submit a detailed planning application in March. Once permission is granted the Trust says the building could be ready for use in 12 months.

Jane Stichbury, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Charity Trustees, said: “The Board is delighted to be able to commit the first tranche of funding and to start the next phase of this exciting project.

"We have had previous delays but we now have a proposal that will fully use all the money raised in an exciting way. It really does complete the jigsaw of excellent services that will now be delivered in excellent facilities.”

The charity funds raised to date for the Women’s Health Unit, plus the Board’s support, comes to just under £1.4 million, about £100k below the original target.

Rather than wait for the last amount to be raised the Board has agreed to go ahead with the design work while fundraising continues.

To find out how to get involved log on to www.jigsawappeal.org.uk

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4:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

ajj-dorset says...

Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one?
There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it?

Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development.
Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one? There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it? Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development. ajj-dorset
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9:51pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Clarrie says...

ajj-dorset says...
4:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one?
There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it?

Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development.
Couldn't agree more much better site. Also instead of concentrating on the building the powers that be should be thinking long and hard about the quality of staff they are to employ as some of the ones I had to deal with in recent months leave a lot to be desired!!!!
ajj-dorset says... 4:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12 Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one? There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it? Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development. Couldn't agree more much better site. Also instead of concentrating on the building the powers that be should be thinking long and hard about the quality of staff they are to employ as some of the ones I had to deal with in recent months leave a lot to be desired!!!! Clarrie
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8:43am Thu 15 Nov 12

penhale says...

Clarrie wrote:
ajj-dorset says...
4:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one?
There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it?

Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development.
Couldn't agree more much better site. Also instead of concentrating on the building the powers that be should be thinking long and hard about the quality of staff they are to employ as some of the ones I had to deal with in recent months leave a lot to be desired!!!!
Are you talking about he staff in general or the staff on the cancer unit.
[quote][p][bold]Clarrie[/bold] wrote: ajj-dorset says... 4:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12 Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one? There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it? Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development. Couldn't agree more much better site. Also instead of concentrating on the building the powers that be should be thinking long and hard about the quality of staff they are to employ as some of the ones I had to deal with in recent months leave a lot to be desired!!!![/p][/quote]Are you talking about he staff in general or the staff on the cancer unit. penhale
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6:57pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Ebb Tide says...

ajj-dorset wrote:
Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one?
There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it?

Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development.
Also seems odd since "merger" with others could be involved but the strategies to emerge concerning the mooted 're-configuration' of services is not known to the public.

Is someone somewhere seeking to 'queer the pitch' for the substantive Chairman and Board of Directors after the shadow appointments have served their temporary function of setting up a new NHS Trust with a reasonable prospect of success ?

No doubt the new governors (yet to be elected) will wish to see open competition for the permanent appointments and development of a sound 'use-of-estates' policy (amongst other things) to ensure that Monitor is able to convince Parliament (our MPs !) that transparency and fairness has been properly adopted to protect the interests of local people. ?
[quote][p][bold]ajj-dorset[/bold] wrote: Seems to me this would have been a perfect project to build on the Christchurch site, rather than the overcrowded Bournemouth one? There is already a shortage of parking space without expanding onto large areas of it? Oh I forgot, Christchurch Hospital is being sold off for housing development.[/p][/quote]Also seems odd since "merger" with others could be involved but the strategies to emerge concerning the mooted 're-configuration' of services is not known to the public. Is someone somewhere seeking to 'queer the pitch' for the substantive Chairman and Board of Directors after the shadow appointments have served their temporary function of setting up a new NHS Trust with a reasonable prospect of success ? No doubt the new governors (yet to be elected) will wish to see open competition for the permanent appointments and development of a sound 'use-of-estates' policy (amongst other things) to ensure that Monitor is able to convince Parliament (our MPs !) that transparency and fairness has been properly adopted to protect the interests of local people. ? Ebb Tide
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