Negotiations are underway to find a new home for services at the soon to be mothballed Princess Royal Hospital in Huddersfield.
Due to its age and condition and the £10m cost of refurbishment, the centre at Greenhead Road is set to close towards the end of 2015.
Some services will be relocated to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary or Calderdale Royal Hospital but bosses from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are also looking for new premises “within Huddersfield Ring Road”.
Earlier this year Kirklees councillors were told a plan to move some services into Civic Centre 3 was being considered.
A report to the council’s Well-Being and Communities Scrutiny Panel reveals negotiations are still underway and admits hospital chiefs may have look elsewhere.
It says a site in the “Castlegate” area would be preferred and negotiations are underway, adding: “This is a commercially confidential negotiation, and the Trust continue to identify alternative opportunities if the negotiation is unsuccessful.”
Hospital bosses want to house a host of services in the town centre building, including podiatry, “looked after children”, community paediatrics, community audiology and facilities for the director of psychology.
Independent health companies, including Batley-based Locala, would also be asked to run dental services, sexual health and diabetes services from the premises.
The Child Development Service could be re-located to a new extension at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
A proposal to move Children’s Therapy Services to the Cedarwood Unit at HRI are also in progress.
The Trust says it will sell the Princess Royal site on the open market in 2015/16.