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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 Plan.

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

Planning application - find out more about our outline planning application here. 

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

How can you get involved?

We want to hear what patients, residents, community groups and members of the public think about our emerging ideas. Your feedback will help us bring our vision to life. We are looking for people to form a community co-production engagement group to engage more deeply and inform our decision-making. You can find out more about this group here


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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Other hospital projects

For full information about other infrastructure projects across the NHS, visit