If you missed the roadshow, you can see all the presentations slides here.
Members of the public were encouraged to ask questions in the sessions – with many asking how the building would be constructed and using what materials, what green environmental factors will be considered, would the new building feature additional services not in the current hospital and the process gone through to choose the site for the new building.
You can review our new frequently asked questions to give you a feel for the questions asked at the events and the answers.
Guests were also invited to tell us what matters most to them in a new hospital. Responses to this include:
Good design layout coupled with construction materials which are fit for purpose.
Ensure provision of as many services as possible to prevent travel to Norwich or Cambridge hospitals.
Quality care and room for a growing population.
Paul Brooks, Director of Estates and Facilities and Senior Responsible Officer for the New Hospital Programme, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended our New Hospital engagement events. It was really great to be out in the community to meet people, chat through our plans so far and find out what matters to you in a new hospital.
“We’ve been very clear at every event – we don’t have all the answers at the moment. We are at the start of a long journey, and we won’t know some of the detail, for example around the fabric of the new building, until we are some way down the road. Technology moves so quickly, so we need to ensure we are building the most up to date facility that we can.
“What we do want to do is ensure members of our community feel as informed as they can be – these events aren’t being done in isolation and we will repeat this process as we progress with our Full Business Case and beyond. If you missed these sessions please do keep an eye out for future events.”
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