Women's Health Unit Plans Submitted

Plans for the new Jigsaw Building at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) have been submitted for consideration to Bournemouth Council.

Detailed feedback from hospital staff, patients and the public have been incorporated into the designs for the proposed new Women's Health Unit and Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit.

Richard Renaut, Director of Service Development at the hospital Trust, said:

"We're really pleased to get to this stage of the process. Our staff have worked hard to ensure the plans are right and that they reflect the feedback we have received.

"We're excited about the design and will continue to work with the public to get their views on the interior of the building and the garden area."

The proposed 2000m2 Jigsaw Building will be based at RBH between the Eye Unit and the Derwent Suite for Orthopaedics. It will be a centre of excellence for oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy.

The plans for the new building will remain on show in the main atrium of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Subject to planning approval, initial work could start in October with a potential completion date of late 2014.

The plans for the Jigsaw Building can be viewed on the council website: www.bournemouth.gov.uk under planning application number 7-2013-5913-EE. Comments should be submitted to the council in writing by 19 July.

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