A draft framework has been developed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) with the redevelopment of the hospital at its core, with the intention of creating a modern health campus.

The proposals also include a wider regeneration remit for the Crumpsall ward, which will include new commercial, leisure and retail uses set within high-quality, green public realm – along with new homes, with a focus on healthy ageing.

The regeneration proposals comprise of five key elements:

Healthcare Hub: a new acute hospital and modern mental health hospital will anchor the campus, complementing existing intermediate care facilities, and a new Wellbeing Hub. The project will provide best-in-class healthcare, embracing integration, innovation and technology.

Wellbeing Hub: Full integrated health, care and well-being services responding the the specific nees of the local population – and will include meeting spaces and community café.

Education Hub: Provide space for necessary training for staff and development into future roles. The hub will also maximise opportunities for local employment at the site, including targeted training for local people to take advantage of job opportunities.

Healthy Neighbourhood Hub: A new neighbourhood offer will integrate wider health and social care services, with a focus on tackling health inequalities and health ageing. This will include residential uses, such as social housing and older person’s housing (Extra Care). There will also be commercial space to support local small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Village Green: A high quality outdoor, green space at the heart of the campus – as a place of relaxation, exercise and meeting for patients and staff.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Councilsaid: “The redevelopment of North Manchester General Hospital into a leading health campus should be considered as a key pillar of the city’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Not only will the city benefit from a key investment in our health infrastructure, but also timely investment for the communities of north Manchester through a comprehensive regeneration programme that will transform this part of the city.

“This is the sort of ambitious programme of low carbon development that is essential for our recovery, along with the significant employment opportunities that will be created as part of the project to underpin the economic growth that we must strive for.”

Sir Michael Deegan, Chief Executive of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have an ambitious vision to improve health and wellbeing for communities across North Manchester over the next 10 to 15 years. This initial £54m investment will enable the massive rebuilding programme to begin sooner and reduce the overall time it takes to complete. Regeneration of the NMGH site is fundamental to tackling the high levels of ill-health and disability affecting local people, delivering once in a generation, transformational change.”

the draft strategic regeneration framework (SRF) for the North Manchester Health Campus will be heard by the Council’s economy scrutiny committee this week (Weds 5 November – and Exec 11 November)



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