Public sector partners say that they will propose a sustainable and achievable development master plan for the Bootham Hospital site.
It will “support the longer term sustainable delivery of a range of service to meet health and social care need”s.
Using monies granted by the government under the One Public Estate programme, the partnership will prepare a Site Development Plan. This will examine the constraints and opportunities of the site and will involve extensive stakeholder and public engagement.
A schedule of public consultation is being planned for this autumn to focus on the future of the 240-year-old site – one of the UK’s first mental health hospitals.
The partnership has been working on plan for a number of months and it could include:
- the development of a residential / nursing care facility to support earlier discharge and relieve pressures on acute care
- a new primary care / GP base, bringing together practices into a single building and provide an urgent care centre and voluntary sector led space for carers and others who need support
- affordable housing targeted to key worker to support NHS staffing
- an extra care facility, particularly care for those living with dementia
- improved access to the York Teaching Hospital for pedestrians, bikes, buses, taxis and ambulances; and
- better use of the parkland at the front of the historic hospital building for sport, play and leisure