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Swaffham draws up health wish list

PUBLISHED: 16:28 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 July 2010

A wish list of healthcare provision has been drawn up by town leaders in Swaffham.

Key stakeholders were brought together to work on a plan for what could be provided in the town in a new hospital, which could be built on some town allotments.

A wish list of healthcare provision has been drawn up by town leaders in Swaffham.

Key stakeholders were brought together to work on a plan for what could be provided in the town in a new hospital, which could be built on some town allotments.

MP Christopher Fraser, Norfolk Primary Care Trust, Swaffham Town Council and Swaffham Hospital League of Friends have been meeting to work out what could be provided in the town.

A report is due to be submitted to the PCT by the group.

It is due to be discussed at the PCT's next board meeting on Tuesday at West Norfolk Professional Development Centre, Kilham's Way, King's Lynn, from 2pm to 5pm.

Sheila Childerhouse, chairman of Norfolk PCT, said in a statement to the town council's full council meeting on Wednesday that there had been positive progress in regard to intermediate care in the wider west Norfolk area.

And that the PCT would now need time to carry out feasibility studies. These would then be brought forward for further discussion.

Earlier this year the town council was given the go ahead by the government to sell off an area of allotments.

It was hoped this will raise £6million towards town funds. This would be reduced if the PCT takes up an offer to use the land for a new community hospital.

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