Lynton health plan

HEALTH bosses are to press ahead with plans to sell the ageing Victorian hospital building at Lynton and then rent the space back. The board of Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has endorsed plans to sell the resource centre – formerly the community hospita

HEALTH bosses are to press ahead with plans to sell the ageing Victorian hospital building at Lynton and then rent the space back.

The board of Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has endorsed plans to sell the resource centre - formerly the community hospital - and adjoining health centre to another provider and then to rent back space in modernised buildings.

The resource centre still houses a minor injuries unit, community nursing plus some out patient and community clinics. Next door the health centre is run by the Doctor John Frankish and Partners, which the trust is working closely with.

The trust owns both buildings and says there is a maintenance backlog of around �675,000 on the 140-year-old resource centre and the 40-year-old health centre. It says neither are fit for purpose without major refurbishment. Other healthcare providers, including the practice, have now been offered the buildings as "preferred bidders.

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