Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital are building a brand-new centre for community wellbeing.
Currently in construction and completing December 2019.
A health care complex of 5 buildings on one site, offering a range of services. Hub on Rye Hill will provide a new cutting-edge community wellbeing centre.
It will be a model for community healthcare in the UK.Katie Gurney
The brand-new 5,500 sq ft centre is currently being built on a site adjacent to the existing hospital.
The hospital is a 19-bed in-patient hospital and an 11 room outpatient clinic leased to the NHS East Sussex, which offers intermediate care and consultant and nurse-led clinics.
There are 55 extra care units offering independent living with access to warden care 24-7 (St Bartholomew’s) and a new purpose-built state of the art 60-bed care home (shortly to be started on site, 25% will be social housing). The GP surgery is also on the site, as is a residential assisted living care home.
The new centre will be an exemplar for community care
The project has been designed with 4 zones in mind, which are:
- Therapies – Bathing, Treatments
- Social activities – Cafe
- Activities – Art classes, IT, Bridge, Cookery, Pilates
- Office space