Date set for auction of former hospital site

Lowestoft Hospital. Photo: Nick Butcher.

Lowestoft Hospital. Photo: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Archant

A former hospital site will be auctioned for sale despite calls for it to be reopened.

Lowestoft Hospital, on Tennyson Road, has been listed for auction by Allsop on Thursday, October 25 and has a guide price of £475,000.

The news will come as a shock to campaigners who last week launched a campaign to reopen the hospital.The NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group said the hospital remains unsuitable for modern medical services and the decision to close the building would not change.

Cath Byford, deputy chief officer and director of commissioning with NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG, said: 'Decisions were made a number of years ago that the Lowestoft Hospital site was no longer viable for the provision of modern health services and the CCG continues to support that decision.

'The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been involved in a process over a number of years to redevelop or sell the site to make the best use of limited NHS resources, which the CCG supports.'

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