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4 October 2012, 06:00 | Updated: 4 October 2012, 14:40
Plans for a £298 million revamp of Broadmoor Hospital are being looked over by the NHS.
West London Mental Health NHS Trust submitted the Full Business Case (FBC) to NHS London earlier this week for the upgrade of the 150 year old Hospital.
The FBC gives an in-depth analysis of how the project will be carried out and highlights key financial and project milestones.
The document also explains how the Trust plans to carry out major redevelopment work and construct the new modern, Hospital, within its existing grounds.
Following NHS London’s decision later this year, the FBC will be forwarded to the Department of Health. The Trust hopes to receive the DH’s final approval in spring 2013.
Work will then begin to construct the new buildings, so that the Hospital can be handed over to the Trust by December 2016, allowing patients and services to move in at the beginning of 2017.
The new Broadmoor Hospital will be made up of 16 wards (10 new and 6 existing). It will have 234 beds and accommodate 210 patients and offer 24 flexible decant beds.
People can find out the latest updates about the proposed redevelopment at two open days which will be held today (4 October) at Crowthorne Library between 1pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 7pm and on Thursday 11 October - 12pm to 2pm at the Sandhurst Community Complex.