BRANCHES of the NHS have vowed to join forces to assess the potential of a controversial former hospital site.
The Emsworth Victoria Cottage Hospital was taken off the market by NHS Property Services last month following backlash from town campaigners after it was put up for sale.
Now, medical professionals are reconsidering the site’s future options – after their decision to declare it ‘surplus to need’ was reversed.
Sara Tiller, managing director for the NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: ‘Emsworth Surgery, the CCG and NHS Property Services will work together over the next few weeks to review all of the options available to the practice, and will continue to engage with Emsworth United, who are representing local residents and community groups.’
The CCG said topics to be addressed will include ownership and funding models, including public funding.