30th September 2017
This autumn, the Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust will present its exciting plans to fulfil its mission to create a new health facility in Cranleigh that will deliver 20 community beds in lieu of the 14 that were lost when the original hospital closed over 10 years ago.
Working in partnership with Guildford and Waverley CCG, Surrey County Council and the Royal Surrey County Hospital, together with leading care home provider, HC-One, the Trust will invite members of the public to view its plans which will form part of the planning application.
The proposed new Cranleigh health facility will provide 20 beds, free-at-the-point-of-access. Alongside this will be 60 open-market care home beds managed by HC-One. In addition, the proposal will include a separate 26 unit health worker accommodation block, both on the Trust’s Knowle Lane site.
The date for the Public Consultation will be confirmed soon.
About the Trust
Cranleigh Village Hospital was England’s first ever cottage hospital, when it opened in 1859. Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust was founded in 2001, in part, to champion the fundamental need for locally provided community beds. In 2004, the 14 beds in the hospital came under very serious threat of closure, and despite the Trust’s best efforts, the beds were closed in 2006.
Through many years of perseverance and tremendous local support from Cranleigh and the surrounding villages, the Trust is now delighted to be at the point of securing the return of a community bed facility to the heart of the Village.