Huge £420m redevelopment of Royal Sussex County hospital approved by government

Huge redevelopment of hospital approved

Huge redevelopment of hospital approved

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The £420 million investment at the Royal Sussex County hospital in Brighton has been approved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today.

The 753-bed trust provides a full range of surgical support for major trauma and emergencies.

But the current buildings on the Royal Sussex County site are amongst the oldest in the NHS and date back to the 19th century which is impacting on the quality of overall patient care.

Under the ambitious redevelopment programme old buildings on the site will be demolished and replaced with new buildings and facilities consistent with modern standards. The hospital’s capacity will expand by 100 beds and the neurosciences and cancer centres will both also be improved as a result of the refurbishment.

The redevelopment is expected to significantly improve the experience patients receive, for instance by increasing the square footage for accommodation, and also raise the quality of care due to improved patient flows around the hospital.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said, “I am delighted that we have been able to green light the investment for the much needed redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County hospital. This is great news for Brighton and the whole local community.

“Bringing the buildings and facilities of this venerated hospital up to modern standards will enhance and improve patients’ care and experience.

“This investment once again demonstrates our commitment to protect and support the NHS. It is only possible because our long term economic plan has restored control of our public finances.”

The works at the Royal Sussex County hospital site will be fully financed from public funds and as part of the Department of Health’s capital investment budget. The difficult decisions taken on day-to-day spending, as part of our long term economic plan, have made it possible to support targeted capital investment like this project.

Redevelopment works at the hospital site are expected to start later this year and complete by 2024. Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals as usual.

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12:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Saltdean Resident says...

Great news, just waiting for all the moaners.
Great news, just waiting for all the moaners. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 18

12:25pm Thu 1 May 14

BURIRAM says...

Good news but Ten years to complete ?
Good news but Ten years to complete ? BURIRAM
  • Score: 12

12:37pm Thu 1 May 14

rubberflipper says...

This is how we should be spending public money and not frittering it away on overseas aid and stupid foreign wars.
This is how we should be spending public money and not frittering it away on overseas aid and stupid foreign wars. rubberflipper
  • Score: 30

12:41pm Thu 1 May 14

Mark63 says...

opening in 3 stages over 10 years apparently....
opening in 3 stages over 10 years apparently.... Mark63
  • Score: 17

1:12pm Thu 1 May 14

paddytag says...

BURIRAM wrote:
Good news but Ten years to complete ?
Lets close the whole hospital for two years and get it done that way instead then, eh?

Thank goodness this fantastic hospital won't be saddled with a disgusting PFI arrangement.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Good news but Ten years to complete ?[/p][/quote]Lets close the whole hospital for two years and get it done that way instead then, eh? Thank goodness this fantastic hospital won't be saddled with a disgusting PFI arrangement. paddytag
  • Score: 26

1:15pm Thu 1 May 14

Han_Han10 says...

Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development?
For employment reasons =.)
Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development? For employment reasons =.) Han_Han10
  • Score: 8

1:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Han_Han10 says...

Han_Han10 wrote:
Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development?
For employment reasons =.)
Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development?
For employment reasons =.)
Or how you can find out?
[quote][p][bold]Han_Han10[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development? For employment reasons =.)[/p][/quote]Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development? For employment reasons =.) Or how you can find out? Han_Han10
  • Score: 3

1:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Han_Han10 says...

Han_Han10 wrote:
Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development?
For employment reasons =.)
Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development?
For employment reasons =.)
Or how you can find out?
[quote][p][bold]Han_Han10[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development? For employment reasons =.)[/p][/quote]Does anyone know what firm has the contract for the demolition & construction of this development? For employment reasons =.) Or how you can find out? Han_Han10
  • Score: -6

1:29pm Thu 1 May 14

Alison Smith says...

Great news for Brighton. Well done Simon Kirby MP for securing the funding.
Great news for Brighton. Well done Simon Kirby MP for securing the funding. Alison Smith
  • Score: 5

1:41pm Thu 1 May 14

RK_Brighton says...

BURIRAM wrote:
Good news but Ten years to complete ?
Not an easy task building new hospital buildings on a site which doesn't have spare capacity and needs to keep the hospital open. It gonna take a lot of planning...I'd say ten years might be a little optimistic,

But still, great news. It's just what we needed to hear. A lot of effort has been put in by a lot of people to support this idea. All of the , not just a single individual need to be congratulated. This is way bigger and more important the work of any one person.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Good news but Ten years to complete ?[/p][/quote]Not an easy task building new hospital buildings on a site which doesn't have spare capacity and needs to keep the hospital open. It gonna take a lot of planning...I'd say ten years might be a little optimistic, But still, great news. It's just what we needed to hear. A lot of effort has been put in by a lot of people to support this idea. All of the , not just a single individual need to be congratulated. This is way bigger and more important the work of any one person. RK_Brighton
  • Score: 11

3:16pm Thu 1 May 14

Warren Morgan says...

As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner.

Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year).

If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"?

http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/10548758.
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As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/ Warren Morgan
  • Score: -1

3:26pm Thu 1 May 14

mhaiti says...

Warren Morgan wrote:
As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/
With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries.

Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that...
[quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/[/p][/quote]With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries. Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that... mhaiti
  • Score: 19

3:45pm Thu 1 May 14

Han_Han10 says...

Warren Morgan wrote:
As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner.

Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year).

If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"?

http://www.theargus.

co.uk/news/10548758.

Cabinet_minister_Oli

ver_Letwin_gives_ass

urances_over___420m_

redevelopment_of_Roy

al_Sussex_County_Hos

pital/
Does that mean you will know who is doing the construction? X
[quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/[/p][/quote]Does that mean you will know who is doing the construction? X Han_Han10
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Thu 1 May 14

DrJetty says...

Great news that the money has been finally sanctioned for the development, it's just a shame the hospital is in the wrong place. The hospital should have been developed years ago but built out near the University next to A27 by-pass not in a hard to reach area of Brighton. The logistics of demolishing and building a new hospital over a ten year period in a residential area with one small main road and a proposed 20 mph limit is crazy. Parking is very tight for resisidents, visitors and nhs workers at the moment, what will it be like with 100 or more construction workers over a 10 year period.

The final sentence means there might be even further delays in the start date too..."Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals as usual".
Great news that the money has been finally sanctioned for the development, it's just a shame the hospital is in the wrong place. The hospital should have been developed years ago but built out near the University next to A27 by-pass not in a hard to reach area of Brighton. The logistics of demolishing and building a new hospital over a ten year period in a residential area with one small main road and a proposed 20 mph limit is crazy. Parking is very tight for resisidents, visitors and nhs workers at the moment, what will it be like with 100 or more construction workers over a 10 year period. The final sentence means there might be even further delays in the start date too..."Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals as usual". DrJetty
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Thu 1 May 14

Vincentuk says...

BURIRAM wrote:
Good news but Ten years to complete ?
It will not take ten years, that time has been given so that when it is completed
they headlines we be Hospital opens 7 years ahead of schedule,Imagine all the pats on backs eh!
I worked on the Lewisham and north Middlesex hospitals, the new Lewisham hospital was a new build and we completed in two years, it was Huge
the north Middlesex hospital was a similar situation to this one it took under 3years and included a brand new wing 4 storeys high, Ten years NO Way
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Good news but Ten years to complete ?[/p][/quote]It will not take ten years, that time has been given so that when it is completed they headlines we be Hospital opens 7 years ahead of schedule,Imagine all the pats on backs eh! I worked on the Lewisham and north Middlesex hospitals, the new Lewisham hospital was a new build and we completed in two years, it was Huge the north Middlesex hospital was a similar situation to this one it took under 3years and included a brand new wing 4 storeys high, Ten years NO Way Vincentuk
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Thu 1 May 14

Vincentuk says...

RK_Brighton wrote:
BURIRAM wrote:
Good news but Ten years to complete ?
Not an easy task building new hospital buildings on a site which doesn't have spare capacity and needs to keep the hospital open. It gonna take a lot of planning...I'd say ten years might be a little optimistic,

But still, great news. It's just what we needed to hear. A lot of effort has been put in by a lot of people to support this idea. All of the , not just a single individual need to be congratulated. This is way bigger and more important the work of any one person.
It will not take ten years, that time has been given so that when it is completed
they headlines we be Hospital opens 7 years ahead of schedule,Imagine all the pats on backs eh!
I worked on the Lewisham and north Middlesex hospitals, the new Lewisham hospital was a new build and we completed in two years, it was Huge
the north Middlesex hospital was a similar situation to this one it took under 3years and included a brand new wing 4 storeys high, Ten years NO Way
[quote][p][bold]RK_Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Good news but Ten years to complete ?[/p][/quote]Not an easy task building new hospital buildings on a site which doesn't have spare capacity and needs to keep the hospital open. It gonna take a lot of planning...I'd say ten years might be a little optimistic, But still, great news. It's just what we needed to hear. A lot of effort has been put in by a lot of people to support this idea. All of the , not just a single individual need to be congratulated. This is way bigger and more important the work of any one person.[/p][/quote]It will not take ten years, that time has been given so that when it is completed they headlines we be Hospital opens 7 years ahead of schedule,Imagine all the pats on backs eh! I worked on the Lewisham and north Middlesex hospitals, the new Lewisham hospital was a new build and we completed in two years, it was Huge the north Middlesex hospital was a similar situation to this one it took under 3years and included a brand new wing 4 storeys high, Ten years NO Way Vincentuk
  • Score: -1

6:58pm Thu 1 May 14

SRN BGH says...

New buildings great, but it is the nurses that make for good treatment and the Royal College of Nursing should bring back the training that took place in the 50's to raise standards, they have let nurses down by insisting that it is a degree requirement. Hands on training is more important. To see the real thing have a look at
www.communigate.co.u
k/sussex/brightongen
eralsrn
web site.
New buildings great, but it is the nurses that make for good treatment and the Royal College of Nursing should bring back the training that took place in the 50's to raise standards, they have let nurses down by insisting that it is a degree requirement. Hands on training is more important. To see the real thing have a look at www.communigate.co.u k/sussex/brightongen eralsrn web site. SRN BGH
  • Score: 6

7:31pm Thu 1 May 14

mangothecat says...

Warren Morgan wrote:
As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner.

Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year).

If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"?

http://www.theargus.

co.uk/news/10548758.

Cabinet_minister_Oli

ver_Letwin_gives_ass

urances_over___420m_

redevelopment_of_Roy

al_Sussex_County_Hos

pital/
Sigh................
.typical comment from Labour representative when he should just be celebrating the news.
[quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/[/p][/quote]Sigh................ .typical comment from Labour representative when he should just be celebrating the news. mangothecat
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Thu 1 May 14

DrJetty says...

Before anything can be demolished a 6 story decant building has to be built at the front of the Barry Building. More hoops have to be jumped through before that can be populated with clinical staff carrying out clinical procedures. The decant building will be demolished before phase 2 can be started, the build will take the full 10 years. It will be 18 months before any old building is demolished........Re
member the last sentence in the report "Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals" ...... It's not fully approved yet.
Before anything can be demolished a 6 story decant building has to be built at the front of the Barry Building. More hoops have to be jumped through before that can be populated with clinical staff carrying out clinical procedures. The decant building will be demolished before phase 2 can be started, the build will take the full 10 years. It will be 18 months before any old building is demolished........Re member the last sentence in the report "Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals" ...... It's not fully approved yet. DrJetty
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Thu 1 May 14

rolivan says...

DrJetty wrote:
Before anything can be demolished a 6 story decant building has to be built at the front of the Barry Building. More hoops have to be jumped through before that can be populated with clinical staff carrying out clinical procedures. The decant building will be demolished before phase 2 can be started, the build will take the full 10 years. It will be 18 months before any old building is demolished........Re

member the last sentence in the report "Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals" ...... It's not fully approved yet.
I reckon it will cost nearer a £billion when it is finished . I still think it would have been better to have built at Toads Hole near the A27 for much easier access and sold off the existing site.
[quote][p][bold]DrJetty[/bold] wrote: Before anything can be demolished a 6 story decant building has to be built at the front of the Barry Building. More hoops have to be jumped through before that can be populated with clinical staff carrying out clinical procedures. The decant building will be demolished before phase 2 can be started, the build will take the full 10 years. It will be 18 months before any old building is demolished........Re member the last sentence in the report "Plans will be finalised over the coming months, with all funding subject to final approvals" ...... It's not fully approved yet.[/p][/quote]I reckon it will cost nearer a £billion when it is finished . I still think it would have been better to have built at Toads Hole near the A27 for much easier access and sold off the existing site. rolivan
  • Score: 8

9:24pm Thu 1 May 14

Quiterie says...

mhaiti wrote:
Warren Morgan wrote:
As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/
With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries.

Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that...
With all due respect I think Warren is pointing out that it is Simon Kirby who is trying to politicise this by trying to take all the credit for it.

This money is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do with Simon Kirby.
[quote][p][bold]mhaiti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/[/p][/quote]With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries. Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that...[/p][/quote]With all due respect I think Warren is pointing out that it is Simon Kirby who is trying to politicise this by trying to take all the credit for it. This money is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do with Simon Kirby. Quiterie
  • Score: 5

9:27pm Thu 1 May 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer.
Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags.
Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer. Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Thu 1 May 14

Withdean-er says...

paddytag wrote:
BURIRAM wrote:
Good news but Ten years to complete ?
Lets close the whole hospital for two years and get it done that way instead then, eh?

Thank goodness this fantastic hospital won't be saddled with a disgusting PFI arrangement.
2 excellent comments, hitting the nail firmly on its head.
[quote][p][bold]paddytag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Good news but Ten years to complete ?[/p][/quote]Lets close the whole hospital for two years and get it done that way instead then, eh? Thank goodness this fantastic hospital won't be saddled with a disgusting PFI arrangement.[/p][/quote]2 excellent comments, hitting the nail firmly on its head. Withdean-er
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Thu 1 May 14

Pebbles says...

Great news.. but wrong place to squeeze so much onto the site. A new site should have been found many years ago before all the work that has so far been done... but hey ho.... its good news.
Great news.. but wrong place to squeeze so much onto the site. A new site should have been found many years ago before all the work that has so far been done... but hey ho.... its good news. Pebbles
  • Score: 7

10:34pm Thu 1 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

I just hope they have space for ambulances to park amongst all the cycle lanes.
I just hope they have space for ambulances to park amongst all the cycle lanes. FatherTed11
  • Score: 4

1:07am Fri 2 May 14

nickd says...

good news for brighton, but as a resident over looking the hospital site, 10 years of hell coming, with parking difficault enough now, and told construction workers wont park on local roads, pull the other one, the hospital should have been where the amex stadium is, on the edge of town. plans for a heli pad too, i believe, just what the local residents want, helicopters flying in over our houses.
good news for brighton, but as a resident over looking the hospital site, 10 years of hell coming, with parking difficault enough now, and told construction workers wont park on local roads, pull the other one, the hospital should have been where the amex stadium is, on the edge of town. plans for a heli pad too, i believe, just what the local residents want, helicopters flying in over our houses. nickd
  • Score: 2

10:09am Fri 2 May 14

ThinkBrighton says...

From beer to uncertainty wrote:
Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer.
Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags.
Typical anti political statement.
The private part of the new wing will pay for most of the upkeep of the rest of the building, and it is about time the NHS got a little of the private sector cash to hopefully support the time wasters, drug abusers and the people who sponge off the Health service and make it hard for the people who are really sick.
[quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer. Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags.[/p][/quote]Typical anti political statement. The private part of the new wing will pay for most of the upkeep of the rest of the building, and it is about time the NHS got a little of the private sector cash to hopefully support the time wasters, drug abusers and the people who sponge off the Health service and make it hard for the people who are really sick. ThinkBrighton
  • Score: -1

12:58pm Fri 2 May 14

Goldenwight says...

And what a bargain! £420m would barely buy you three flats at 1 Hyde park...
And what a bargain! £420m would barely buy you three flats at 1 Hyde park... Goldenwight
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Fri 2 May 14

mhaiti says...

Quiterie wrote:
mhaiti wrote:
Warren Morgan wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/
With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries. Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that...
With all due respect I think Warren is pointing out that it is Simon Kirby who is trying to politicise this by trying to take all the credit for it. This money is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do with Simon Kirby.
And that's why he started his post, "As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008" If he had just left it as, "it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead" then I'd be inclined to agree with you. In the same way the Simon Kirby is jumping on it to take credit, Warren's quite clearly letting us know that he started it!

I am ignoring both of their involvements (at whatever capacity) in the process and celebrated this excellent news for Brighton & Hove.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mhaiti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008, it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead. No-one should be being treated in early 19th Century buildings, and it's a shame that we could not have seen their demolition sooner. Planning permission was granted in January 2012. The Government says it has taken almost two and a half years to properly scrutinize the financial case, but that a yes was never in doubt (Tory Minister Oliver Letwin said it was "a case of whether, but when" in July last year). If that delay was necessary and unavoidable, but funding was always going to be granted, what has been the purpose of Mr Kirby's six month "new hospital campaign"? http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10548758. Cabinet_minister_Oli ver_Letwin_gives_ass urances_over___420m_ redevelopment_of_Roy al_Sussex_County_Hos pital/[/p][/quote]With all due respect Warren, shall we just enjoy the fact that nearly half a billion pounds is being invested in Brighton. This will be great for the hospital , medical treatment in general and most likely generate a shed load of jobs in the demolition and construction industries. Let's not politicise it....it's good news, accept it at that...[/p][/quote]With all due respect I think Warren is pointing out that it is Simon Kirby who is trying to politicise this by trying to take all the credit for it. This money is nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do with Simon Kirby.[/p][/quote]And that's why he started his post, "As someone who has been involved in this since it was first proposed in 2008" If he had just left it as, "it is great that it has finally been given the go-ahead" then I'd be inclined to agree with you. In the same way the Simon Kirby is jumping on it to take credit, Warren's quite clearly letting us know that he started it! I am ignoring both of their involvements (at whatever capacity) in the process and celebrated this excellent news for Brighton & Hove. mhaiti
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2:56pm Sat 3 May 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

ThinkBrighton wrote:
From beer to uncertainty wrote:
Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer.
Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags.
Typical anti political statement.
The private part of the new wing will pay for most of the upkeep of the rest of the building, and it is about time the NHS got a little of the private sector cash to hopefully support the time wasters, drug abusers and the people who sponge off the Health service and make it hard for the people who are really sick.
Private healthcare providers do NOT pay the full costs - they divert funds to make a profit...effectively sponging off the state...which you support...which makes you a sponger! Oh, and a complete moron.
[quote][p][bold]ThinkBrighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: Don't know why anyone is celebrating - half of this hospital will be for private patients...guess who is picking up the whole bill. Yep, the taxpayer. Thanks so much to Labour and Tory buffoons conning the public with their support for the care bill through parliament. Moronic wind bags.[/p][/quote]Typical anti political statement. The private part of the new wing will pay for most of the upkeep of the rest of the building, and it is about time the NHS got a little of the private sector cash to hopefully support the time wasters, drug abusers and the people who sponge off the Health service and make it hard for the people who are really sick.[/p][/quote]Private healthcare providers do NOT pay the full costs - they divert funds to make a profit...effectively sponging off the state...which you support...which makes you a sponger! Oh, and a complete moron. From beer to uncertainty
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