Cuts Watch #72: Health centres and hospitals cut
Two of the victims of today’s annoucement were Leeds Holt Park Well-Being Centre, which was due to recieve £50 million from the Department of Health (with funding now suspended), and North Tees and Hartlepool hospital, which has had a funding cut of £450 million.
In Leeds, a press release issued last year stated that the new centre would:
“replace Holt Park’s existing health centre and leisure centre and improve the accessibility of care and support as well as leisure services for the Holt Park local community and surrounding area.”
The new centre would have looked like this. It is now unclear whether the project will go ahead or will be completely scrapped.
Further information about North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust is available here. We will post more details on the local impacts of the £450 million cut as they become available.
Update: The hospital will now not be built. The new hospital was intended to replace existing hospitals in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.