Work could start as soon as 2019 for a new state-of-the-art healthcare hub in Worthing.

Worthing Borough Council is developing a proposal to create a one-stop hub on part of the town hall car park in Stoke Abbott Road.

The £18.5 million plan could see new facilities providing primary care, such as GP surgeries.

A conceptual view of what plans for a new NHS hub on land at Worthing Town Hall could look like

These surgeries would run alongside community care services, including mental health provision.

The local authority are hoping bringing seven of the town’s current health providers together, on one site, would save the taxpayer money.

Councillors agreed to push ahead with the plan after a discussion at a town hall meeting this week.

Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said,

“It’s no secret that the UK’s population is getting older which means that there is an increasing demand for services, something our local NHS is not always able to meet.”

The plan was given initial backing by Councillors in December last year.

Funding has been received through the Cabinet Office’s One Public Estate programme.

Officers have been working with partners in the NHS and the community to investigate the feasibility of a proposed development.

 

Details of the progress for the project will be reported back to the committee in the new year.

A conceptual view of what plans for a new NHS hub on land at Worthing Town Hall could look like