Planning permission has been secured for a new hospital in the Cotswolds.

Shipston Medical Centre and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating the approval of planning permission for new integrated healthcare facilities at the Ellen Badger Hospital site.

The Trust say that their ambition is for the development to be a “leading facility”, enabling people to stay within their communities.

Dr Paul Daniel, GP at Shipston Medical Centre, said: “This proposal will enable us to offer updated facilities and additional clinic space so we’re really happy to hear that planning permission has been granted.

“The ability to work more closely with community teams and the voluntary sector is an opportunity to enhance our primary care services and offer more holistic, quality patient care.”

Mike Wells, SWFT elected governor and Shipston resident, added: “Seeing the Trust and Medical Centre working closely together on this development demonstrates how the community really are at the centre of what they want to achieve.

“I hope everyone takes the opportunity to get involved and we are able to create a community owned Health and Wellbeing Centre driven by local people.”

The development will bring together the hospital and medical centre and will also see a range of services introduced, including a Health and Wellbeing Centre.

The development of the Health and Wellbeing Centre is being informed by a Health Impact Assessment, being developed with input from partners.

There will also shared spaces for community nursing teams and Shipston Home Nursing, and outpatients and treatment rooms for physiotherapy, specialist nurses and other health professionals, including mental health clinicians.

Sophie Gilkes, director of development at SWFT, said: “I am pleased that we have been granted planning permission as the next step in our journey to deliver more integrated care in Warwickshire.

“Working so closely alongside our GP colleagues on this project has shown us the potential for new ways to integrate healthcare in a way that wouldn’t be possible in many other areas, so this is a really unique and exciting way of doing things.”

More information about the development is available here.

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