Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS developing health hub

Development plans are currently underway for a ‘one stop shop’ health facility in Whitehill and Bordon town centre. 

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ICB recently provided an update to the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee of Hampshire County Council outlining plans for the health hub. 

The ICB has been working closely with the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, East Hampshire District Council, NHS providers and other partners to create a purpose-built facility that will combine primary care (provided by Badgerswood and Forest GP Surgery) and community health services onto a single site, collaborating with services currently provided at Chase Community Hospital.  

James Child, Project lead at The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, said: “We have designed the Health Hub’s premises in such a way as to facilitate the delivery of an holistic, flexible service suitable for the short, medium, and long-term health – both physical and mental – of the town. We’re excited to get on site and start work on what is a vital step forward for the regeneration.”

The hub marks the beginning of wider regeneration plans for the area, with partners accelerating the timescales to allow for community engagement during the summer. Construction is set to start in early 2024 with a goal of completion by summer 2025.

Sara Tiller, the ICB’s managing director for South East and North and Mid Hampshire, said: “This is an ambitious and complex project, bringing together different partners under one roof. Engagement with the local population will be a central part of this process and we will ensure patients and residents have the opportunity to formally feedback on our plans to help shape the future of health services in the area.”