A LOCAL community are invited to take part in a public consultation for a replacement hospital. 

The consultation has been launched as part of the planning process for NHS Lanarkshire's proposals for a replacement University Hospital Monklands at Wester Moffat Farm in Airdrie.  

It will run from Wednesday, March 2 until Tuesday, March 29. 

A dedicated website will host two live and interactive public consultation events on Thursday, March 17 from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday, March 19 from 12pm to 4pm. 

There will also be a "chat box" feature to put questions to members of the Monklands Replacement Project (MRP).

Glasgow Times:

MRP director Graeme Reid said: "We intend to submit an application for planning permission to North Lanarkshire Council later this year.

"Undertaking this public consultation before the planning application is submitted provides a fantastic opportunity to hear the views of stakeholders – the public, including those who live in the vicinity of the site, staff in NHS Lanarkshire and the health & social care partnerships, and any other members of the community who wish to comment on the proposals.

"The feedback from stakeholders has been crucial to the project so far and we hope anyone who has specific questions about our plans can join us at one of the online events for a live chat."

You can take part in the public consultation and provide feedback HERE, by emailing MRP.Team@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk or by calling 01698 752320.