New Hospital Site Proposed at Cherry Orchard Brickworks

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Lat Night the District Council supported proposals for a new hospital facility at the Cherry Orchard Brick Works in Rochford. The site is currently in the Green Belt.

The Southend Hospital Trust propose having a new hospital facility here for outpatient treatment. The hospital in Southend could then concentrate on high-tech, emergency medicine.

We think this is a good idea. The Southend Hospital site is probably over-crowded and parking can be very difficult.

However, Chris Black pointed out that many people had said it was a mistake to close the old Rochford Hospital site – and they seem to have been proved right!

UPDATE JULY 2006 – Well, this didn’t happen. And now there’s a new proposal .. .