We are delighted that the Hythe & Dibden War Memorial Hospital has been selected as a finalist in the #AJArchitectureAwards 2023, best Health & Wellbeing Project.
The redevelopment of the Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital was recognised nationally as one of nine NHS Property Services legacy projects and was a priority project for the local South West Hampshire Delivery System. The new two-storey health facility replaced a complex of outdated buildings to provide a wide range of services for the local community including GP and outpatient services, physiotherapy, audiology, gynaecology, respiratory and diabetes clinics as well as space for special care dentistry, X-ray and ultrasound. The new building provides a welcoming, inclusive, fit for purpose and high-quality facility, creating a positive experience for patients, visitors and the staff caring for them. An increased provision of care closer to home (including expanded diagnostic services and more dementia care) is reducing pressure on nearby acute hospitals, with more patients being safely supported in their local community setting or at home. Hampshire Estates Partnership commissioned gbpartnerships consult to help unlock the project, developing a comprehensive Full Business Case (FBC) within tight timescales. gbpartnerships' dedicated project management team (gbpartnerships manage) worked hard to progress this important legacy scheme, seeking pragmatic solutions to move the project forward despite the challenges of operations, materials sourcing and cost inflation caused by COVID-19. Fingers crossed for the 22 November at the London Hilton Metropole, when the winners will be revealed!