Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment plans on show todayBy Julie Spencer
October 04, 2012
People can find out about the planned redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital at two exhibitions starting today.
Details of how the site will be developed to create a new 16-ward hospital are on show today at Crowthorne Library between 1pm and 3pm and 5.30pm and 7pm.
The exhibition moves to Sandhurst Town Council next Thursday, October 11, between noon and 2pm.
The plans to rebuild Broadmoor Hospital moved a step closer last week after board room approval was given to the £300 million proposal.
The board of the West London Mental Health NHS Trust examined and approved an in-depth analysis of how the Trust plans to build a modern complex on the site of the 150-year-old hospital.
The Trust board approved the Broadmoor Hospital Redevelopment Full Business Case (FBC) for the 16-ward hospital on Wednesday, September 26.
After the board announcement, Vickie Holcroft, programme director, said: “Over the years it has become increasingly evident just how important and necessary this redevelopment is.
"Broadmoor Hospital staff do an amazing job, despite the limitations of working in some very old buildings, which was not designed for the delivery of the types of care our patients need today.
"This project will make a major difference. By modernising the site, we can significantly enhance the quality of treatment the Trust is able to offer, increase the safety and security of our patients and staff, whilst improving the working lives of Trust employees.”
The FBC will now be forwarded to the Department of Health and the Trust is hoping for final approval next spring.
Work will then begin on the new buildings, in the hope that the hospital can be handed over to the Trust by December 2016 before it opens to patients at the start of 2017.