When the War Memorial Hospital was demolished 10 years ago Havant was promised a new Community Hospital which would deliver health care facilities plus a nursing home and extra care flats on the site previously occupied by Oak Park School.
Three times a developer has been found and plans have fallen through. Today we have a clinic but no nursing home and no extra care flats. When it is built the housing will ease pressure on Havant’s housing list and on QA hospital. Despite all the promises, construction has still not started.
The Conservatives are not delivering. We need this right now to meet the care needs of the older and more vulnerable members of our community.
These headlines from The News over the past few years tell a sad tale:
Jane Briggs, local Liberal Democrat candidate for Emsworth & St Faiths said:
“Over 10 years ago the council, promised local residents a health and community campus with care flats for local residents and a nursing home on Oak Park. Having failed to deliver older residents are forced to move out of the area to find the support they need.”
"Over and over again these promises have come to nothing. Instead, we have an empty neglected site with the Victoria Cottage Hospital in Emsworth and the Havant War Memorial Hospital closed but not yet replaced. Our older residents deserve better and I am determined the council fulfils its promises to them."