International design team competition launched for new Hampshire Hospitals Cancer Treatment Centre
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has invited design and architecture teams to bid for a prestigious contract to design a new cancer treatment centre.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has called for expressions of interest from architect-led teams to participate in a competitive selection process for the design of the new cancer treatment centre. The invitation was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 30 May 2012. The centre will cost approximately £10 million to build, excluding equipment.
Medical Director of Surgical Services at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Merv Rees, who is leading the multi-million pound project said: “My vision for the cancer treatment centre is to provide treatment locally in north Hampshire in a purpose-built, state of the art modern facility. We envisage that patients with cancer will be uplifted in surroundings designed to offer hope for the future in an environment that will support them during and after their cancer treatment.”
In addition to NHS finance, sponsorship will be sought as well as charitable donations to achieve the £16-18 million total needed for the building and its equipment.
The centre, which is planned to launch in 2015/16, will provide all modalities of cancer treatment; radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as palliative care and supportive care including health and wellbeing advice and complementary therapies.
The aim is to create a building of outstanding architectural merit that creates a therapeutic environment. The successful design team will be selected in early 2013 to undertake feasibility work and the detailed design stages.
Notes for editors
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) came into being on 9 January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust (BNHFT) and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust. BNHFT was authorised as a Foundation Trust in December 2006.
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a population of approximately 600,000 patients in Hampshire and parts of west Berkshire.
- HHFT has about 5,000 staff and a turnover of £300 million a year.
- HHFT delivers one hospital service across multiple locations including its own hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. It also provides outpatient and assessment services from Bordon and Alton community hospitals.
- As a Foundation Trust, HHFT is accountable to the local community through a system of local ownership with members and elected governors. HHFT has to date 18,600 staff and public members. Foundation Trusts are free from central government control and can reinvest any surplus to develop clinical services. They are authorised and regulated by Monitor, an independent regulator.
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust also celebrates staff achievements through their WOW awards each month. Winners are awarded certificates and their achievements are displayed around the hospital. The Foundation Trust also holds celebratory lunches with the Board of Directors and Council of Governors for all winners. Staff and teams can be nominated by either fellow colleagues or the public whom believe they have been treated with exceptional care.
The official fundraising campaign launch is due September 2012. Any fundraising enquiries in the meantime, please call Nikki Oliver on 01256 360419.
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