Our plans for a new health facility on the St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch

11 May 2018

Message from Dr Gurdev Saini, Chair, St George’s Hospital Redevelopment Delivery Board.

Havering Council’s has approved our plans for a health centre and approximately 100 car parking spaces on the St George’s Hospital site. NHS Property Services owns the piece of land we would like to build on. Planning permission was also granted for a development of nearly 300 new homes on the site, which is a separate project, led by a housing developer.

The new health centre at St George’s is a key part of this wider planning in Havering and we see it as being at the very heart of health and care services in South Hornchurch. We are looking at how other services will work in tandem nearby to provide a range of quality health services that best meet the needs of local people.

Our aim remains to deliver a health and wellbeing centre that offers outpatient clinics, GP services and a joint team of health and social care professionals, as well as space for local voluntary and community groups to use.

However, we still have two main challenges. The first is identifying which services can and should go into the new heath centre to meet local need. The second is how we make it affordable in the current financial climate. There is a great deal of work happening to meet both challenges.

Last year we held a series of workshops where, with local people and doctors, we explored what we wanted the centre to provide and how it should look and feel. 

We now expect to submit our latest bid for that vital funding in July 2018, and an updated business case later this year explaining what we need, what we want and what we plan for the new centre in Hornchurch. 

As our plans develop further, you can find regular updates on the news section of this website.