Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital are building a brand-new centre for community wellbeing.

Currently in construction and completing in early Spring 2020.

Project Background:

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