The City Council has agreed to grant outline planning permission.
(Subject to completion of appropriate legal agreements).
Improved road access agreed, principally directly off an altered ring road junction at
Together with the NHS the City Council owns most of the
land in the area. The City Council believes that the additional land needed can be
acquired and is currently negotiating to achieve this.
RELOCATION OF SERVICES WHILST THE NEW HOSPITAL IS BUILT
Keeping health services running if all services have to be relocated off the Coventry
and Warwickshire site during the building of the new hospital is very important and
Coventry Health Authoritys Consultation Document indicates how this will be handled.
"Conservatives in Coventry would prefer the City
Centre option if the sums add up - the priority though must be a new hospital for the
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL
ATTRACTION OF A BROWNFIELD INNER CITY
SITE TO PRIVATE SECTOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
The City Council believes an inner city site is as
attractive to the private sector PFI companies as the Walsgrave site. Geoffrey Robinson,
Coventry North West MP who has detailed knowledge of this, has already contacted the big
companies active in this kind of initiative, and confirms their interest.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL COSTS OF BUILDING AND
RUNNING A CITY CENTRE HOSPITAL
Issues need to be clarified for both sites before any real
conclusions about comparative costs can be made. But Coventry Health Authority is able and
willing to meet up to £1 million each year in additional costs to support a City Centre
hospital because it believes the benefit of centrally-located hospital services are worth
"Walsgrave Hospital has given wonderful service
over the years but we need to think of the future not the past. A modern all-purpose
hospital to serve the people needs to be where the people can most easily get to it - and
for me that means the City Centre site.
the problems may be we need to overcome them - we owe it to future generations to get this
LEADER OF WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
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