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New healthcare facility

We have recently been confirmed as one of 40 Trusts across the country to receive funding for new build projects from the Government’s Health Infrastructure Programme.

The existing hospital buildings on Hardwick Lane were built in 1974 and have already long exceeded their intended 30-year life span. West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has invested heavily in their upkeep over recent years, but the time will soon come when they are no longer fit for purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity and a unique chance to develop a health and care facility that is fit for purpose now and future years to come. Delivering innovative, joined up health care to the population of West Suffolk.

Latest news

Click here to find all the latest news relating to the build of the new healthcare facility. 

How can you get involved?

Leaders from across the healthcare system in West Suffolk would like to hear from as many local people as possible to understand what is important to them and help start to shape what future healthcare provisions could look like.

With the support of Healthwatch Suffolk, the approach being used is co-production, where patients, the public, staff and the community work together as equal partners. Co-production has the principle that those who use a service are best placed to help design it.

You can watch a video about this method of production here if you wish to find out more

There will be various meetings organised where members of the public can get involved. There will be opportunities to help design each of the services the building will deliver as well gather feedback on what you feel the future of healthcare looks like.

If you would like to register your interest in one of these virtual events or to subscribe to the healthcare development mailing please email

Frequently asked questions. 

Frequently asked questions from the local community can be found here in the relation to the purchase of Hardwick Manor.  Please take a look to see if your question has already been answered, if not please email the future system team with your question at

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