A NEW hospital is set to open in Warrington.

Building work has commenced at CHEC’s new ophthalmology hospital near the town centre.

It is due to open in early 2024 and aims to reduce NHS waiting times and increase patient choice by providing access to ophthalmology services in the community.

The new facility will treat patients within four weeks of a referral being received.

It will be based on Centre Park at Pheonix House. And as well as the site being walking distance of the town centre, it will also have free parking and ‘excellent’ transport links.

CHEC, one of the UK’s leading providers of community healthcare, is currently fitting out the 7,730sq ft building into a state-of-the-art clinical facility, complete with an ophthalmology theatre.

Working in partnership with the NHS, CHEC has more than 20 community hospitals nationwide. It currently has sites in various places across the north west including Accrington, Blackpool, and Preston.

“Patient choice, exceptional care, and equity of access are central to CHEC’s operations and ethos, which is why we’re proud to collaborate with NHS partners nationwide, helping to keep waiting times to a minimum while delivering the very best quality of care,” said Jose Bailey, commercial director at CHEC.

“For well over a decade, we’ve been trusted by the NHS to deliver healthcare services in the community, so can’t wait to open our doors and become part of the Warrington community in the new year.

“In the meantime, we’d welcome any residents to get in touch and learn more about how we work with the NHS to make much-needed treatments more readily accessible.”

To register your interest in the services CHEC will provide at its Warrington site, contact engagement@chec.uk