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Site of new planned new north Northumberland hospital revealed

The site for a proposed new hospital has been revealed. Credit: PA Images

Details have been revealed of the planned site for a long-awaited new hospital in north Northumberland.

The site of the Swan Centre in Berwick has been earmarked as where a proposed new hospital and leisure facility would be built.

This would replace the old Berwick Infirmary and would include inpatient beds as well as community care.

These proposals have been agreed by health officials and will go before Northumberland County Council members next month.

County Council leader Peter Jackson said:

We’re delighted there’s been significant progress in this flagship project for Berwick and Northumberland.

Understandably, there has been a lot of local frustration due to historic delays in progressing with the new Berwick Hospital, but a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes over recent months.

– Peter Jackson, Northumberland County Council

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Jim Mackey added:

“It has been a long, at times frustrating, road but I can honestly say that we have arrived at the right place.

The plans are due to go before the county council's cabinet on September 5.