Plans for a new ward at Scarborough Hospital are expected to be passed by Scarborough Council’s planning committee next Thursday.
The application, submitted by Scarborough health trust, is seeking to build a new 28-bed unit on top of Maple ward.
The first-floor extension will have a similar layout to the ground floor and will comprise a mixture of three-bed wards with ensuite facilities, together with ensuite single bed wards and associated office accomodation.
Maple ward was given the go-ahead by planners in October 2009 and has been fully operational since 2010.
Hospital bosses said it was always their intention to extend upwards - and Maple ward was built with this in mind.
A consultation period ended on June 7 and no objections were received to the proposal.
Planning manager Jill Low said: “The main consideration in assessing this proposal is concerned with the scale and appearance of the development in relation to the wider character of the hospital buildings.”
She added: “It is considered that this first floor extension to the recently constructed ward is appropriate to and in-keeping with the mix of existing buildings within the hospital site.”
The meeting will be held at the Town Hall at 1pm on Thursday July 5.