£40million private hospital proposed in Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 12:58 08 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 08 April 2015
A healthcare company has revealed plans to build a £40 million private hospital in the Hatfield Business Park.
The One Healthcare Partnership has proposed the hospital on empty land next to the Hatfield Avenue Porsche dealership, just a few yards from the plot where NHS plans for a “superhospital” controversially collapsed in 2006.
The two-storey building, 85 metres by 70, will have four operating theatres, three treatment rooms, 30 en suite rooms, and 16 out-patient beds.
If it goes ahead, the company claims it will provide 120 jobs, including nurses, doctors, radiographers and support staff.
But the car park will have just 122 spaces for workers, patients and visitors.
A statement from Goodman UK, which owns most of the business park land, said: “Goodman is pleased to be working with One Healthcare on the delivery of their exciting plans to provide a new healthcare facility on the Hatfield Business Park.”
Borough councillor Lynn Sparks warned potential concerns for residents included noise, traffic, landscaping and parking.
She said: “Hopefully lots of residents will take the time to visit the exhibition and leave their comments, which can then be considered prior to their planning application being submitted.
“On a positive, if it’s done properly it will create more jobs locally which would be great.”