Whitby Hospital multi-million pound renovation work due to be completed this summer

Work on a multi-million-pound renovation of Whitby Hospital is set to be completed this summer.

The £13m redevelopment of the site started last March and includes an extra care facility to complement the hospital’s existing services, a new car parking area, an ambulance bay, facilities for dropping off patients, external pedestrian links, and a plaza to connect the retained hospital tower block.

Physiotherapy and dental services will also be available on the site.

The project is being led by the Humber Teaching NHS Trust and once the revamp is complete, Whitby Hospital will be a place where “patients can recover after major operations, allowing families to be closer to their loved ones during their convalescence period”.

An artists image of how Whitby Hospital will look when the work is complete.

North Yorkshire County Council’s Scrutiny of Health Committee was today (Mar 12) given an update on the scheme by members of the trust, who told the councillors that the final works will be completed in the summer.

Peter Beckwith, the executive director of Finance at the trust told the meeting: “Just in the last week or so we gave instruction for a dementia-friendly garden which we are funding out of our charitable arm for a bit of added sparkle to the project.

Whitby Cllr Joe Plant said that the changes to the hospital was something that the whole town could be proud of following fears that it could go altogether.

Cllr Plant said: “It is amazing. It is fantastic.

“As a person born and bred in Whitby it is a very proud day.”

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