Do you think a new hospital should be built on Horsham’s Novartis site?

Novartis aerial shot
Novartis aerial shot

A petition calling on a new hospital in Horsham has attracted hundreds of signatures.

Earlier this week the County Times reported how pharmaceutical giant Novartis will cease operations at their Horsham site later this year - and now residents are having their say by asking for a hospital to be built there.

The online petition, set up by Christopher Ward, has received more than 600 signatures.

It reads: “At present there is no A&E capability within 40 minutes of this large area, which includes the towns of Horsham, Crawley and Gatwick Airport.

“For a rapidly expanding and densely populated part of the country this is simply unacceptable and this is the perfect opportunity to redress this glaring error.”

To view the petition, click here.

What do you think? Does Horsham need a hospital, and is the Novartis site a good location? Comment below or email