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Our frequently asked questions will help you to get the most up to date information throughout this exciting journey to our new hospital. 

Take a look below and if you still can't find the answer you’re looking for, please email us paht.newhospital@nhs.net

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2.1 Where will the new hospital be built?

Our current hospital estate is no longer fit for purpose. A detailed options analysis looking at the pros and cons of developing our current site or building a new hospital on a new site concluded that a new hospital on a new site was the best way forward.

Our plan is for our new hospital to be set in attractive greenfield land to the east of Harlow, forming an important integral part of the planned new community in the area. The design of our new hospital will make the most of its rural setting, benefiting patients, staff and visitors and helping conserve and enhance the natural environment and will serve as an anchor to the new and existing Garden Town communities. 

We are currently negotiating with the landowners to buy the greenfield site. Due to commercial sensitivities we can’t share the specific location at the time of writing. However, we will update these FAQs as soon as we can.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.