Queen’s Hospital Burton have been given the green light as East Staffordshire Borough Council approve a planning application to build a Healthcare Village at the hospital.

The plan, which was submitted by STRIDE, a joint venture between University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) and Health Innovation Partners, involves using surplus land on the Outwood’s site of Queen’s Hospital Burton to create a community Healthcare Village.

Subject to funding arrangements, the development will make use of existing buildings including the Medical Education Centre and newly built dementia centre and build new facilities including a nursery, primary care hub and residential accommodation.

Neil O’Cuinneagain, Senior Development Manager for STRIDE said: “We are delighted to get to this important stage of the development. Whilst there is a significant amount of work still to do, we have real engagement with the local health and social care providers and housing organisations to ensure that this development is a success.”

Duncan Bedford, Managing Director for Burton at UHDB stated: “The Trust had the foresight to engage Health Innovation Partners in a joint venture to provide commercial expertise to developing our hospital site as well as support its effective and efficient delivery. The Outwoods Healthcare Village will enhance the way health and social care work together to provide an integrated approach for the benefit of the people we are responsible for.”

Kath Lee, Partnership Director for STRIDE said: “Gaining planning approval for this landmark health development is a major step on the road and we thank our partners and all those organisations who have helped us get this far. We look forward over the coming months to progressing the scheme which will bring together, in one location, a complementary range of services in facilities fit for the future.”

What is STRIDE?
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Health Innovation Partners Ltd – a joint venture between Arcadis (formerly EC Harris), and Community Solutions Partnership Services Limited (the specialist healthcare development subsidiary of Morgan Sindall Group plc) – as its Strategic Infrastructure and Efficiency Partner (SIEP) to deliver efficiency savings and infrastructure projects over the next ten years.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Trust and Health Innovation Partners now form equal partners in a public/private joint venture called STRIDE (Strategic Transformation, Real Innovation and Delivery Excellence.)

The STRIDE joint venture delivers priority Strategic Estates Services over the short and medium term, with the aim of achieving maximum efficiency in the way the Trust operates and in how it uses its sizeable physical estate, in line with the Trust’s clinical priorities for patient care, and reflecting its strategic plan for the future.

For more information about University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust please go to: www.uhdb.nhs.uk

For more information about Health Innovation Partners please go to: www.healthinnovationpartners.co.uk

For more information about Morgan Sindall Investments please go to: https://www.msinvestments.co.uk

For more information about Arcadis please go to: www.arcadis.com