PLANS for a campus of health facilities for the elderly have moved a step closer.
Leaders at Hampshire County Council have agreed to buy part of the Oak Park site, off Lavant Drive, Havant, from NHS Hampshire.
The land, opposite the new Oak Park Community Clinic, has been earmarked for a 60-bed nursing centre and dozens of homes that will allow the elderly to retain their independence while having the support of carers.
The land was originally earmarked for Havant’s £38m community hospital, which never got the final go-ahead due to funding cuts.
The nursing centre is set to have some of the services that the hospital was supposed to provide, including 10 beds for elderly people with mental health conditions and 20 ‘reablement’ beds.
There will be 50 extra-care housing units.
A council report said: ‘The campus will provide health and social care support to vulnerable adults to support them in regaining their independence or maintaining their quality of life for as long as possible. People choosing to live in the extra-care units will have security of tenure they do not have in traditional residential care homes.’