New, modern hospital at Heatherwood

Published: 13 Jun 2012 13:251 comment

Health bosses have confirmed proposals to redevelop Heatherwood, move minor injuries to Bracknell and permanently close the Ascot Birth Centre.

The Shaping The Future programme, led by NHS Berkshire PCT, will released its vision document on Monday and is calling on members of the public to share their views.

Plans include knocking down the current buildings and developing a smaller modernised hospital for planned surgery. Part of the land could then be sold.

Feedback will help shape proposals that will be part of a public consultation in the autumn.

A roadshow will be held in Princess Square in Bracknell on Friday from 10am-2pm.

For the full story, see the Ascot News and Bracknell News, out tomorrow (Thursday)

What do you think of the proposals? Will you be offering feedback on the vision document? Let us know by commenting below or emailing

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  • shumphrey
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    Jun 14, 22:41
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    What do I think of the proposals? I think they are completely unacceptable. We need Heatherwood to retain and enhance the services it currently has. The Minor Injuries Unit there does an excellent job, serving a wide area. I would be very wary of vague promises to open a unit 'somewhere'. How long have we waited for the Bracknell Healthspace? We have had enough vague promises - and too many of them have been broken up to now.

    I'm glad to read in the News that Philippa Slinger 'really wants to hear what we have to say'. I hope a lot of us take the opportunity to let her know our views.

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