Planning permission for the hospital was granted in 2008. Work on the new building began in March 2010 and it's due to open to the public at the end of the month. The hospital is part of the Hengrove Park Regeneration Project that will include a new Skills Academy, a sports and leisure centre.
Members of the public are getting the chance to look round the new South Bristol Community Hospital before it becomes a working hospital at the end of this month. It will provide a number of services including a Minor Injuries Unit and an out-of-hours GP service.
A new NHS community hospital in South Bristol will be shown to the public for the first time this afternoon. Local people will be able to look around before it before it becomes a working hospital at the end of the month.
A rescue centre for injured hedgehogs is opening its new hospital. Prickles Hedgehog Rescue in Somerset has been rescuing and rehabilitating hedgehogs for release back to the wild for more than four years. In that time 400 hedgehogs have been released by the charity, which is run by volunteers.