Planned new health centre set to benefit 5,000 patients in Chesterfield

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: GP-led health centres, Press/News Releases, Providers | Tags: |

Assura News Release | 10 February 2009 

 

gr_stubbingsrd_lPlans for a £3.5m state-of-the-art primary care centre on Stubbing Road in Chesterfield have moved a step closer after planning approval was granted by Chesterfield Borough Council.


Assura, one of the UK’s leading investors in primary care centres, will provide this exciting new community project along with development partner LSP Developments and architects West Hart Partnership, on behalf of the Holywell Medical Practice and Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT).


The brand new 1600 sq m Stubbings Road Medical Centre will enable the Holywell Medical Group to increase and enhance its current comprehensive medical service and high level of patient care, provided by a range of highly qualified and experienced GPs and healthcare professionals, while maintaining medical provision from Holywell House in the town centre.


Services already on offer, such as phlebotomy, pregnancy and child development, minor surgery and counselling will be increased.


Additional services such as a minor injury service and increased minor operations from a purpose built suite will also be available alongside a number of community-based initiatives such as substance and alcohol abuse. Mental health workers as well as a community matron will also be on hand.


The co-location of general practice services alongside those provided by social services and the PCT such as midwifery and importantly, dentistry, will be of huge benefit to the patients, providing choice while saving time and improving convenience.


In addition, an on site pharmacy will further add to convenience as patients will be able to pick up their prescriptions immediately after consultation with their clinician.


Commenting on the granting of planning approval, Amanda Horley, development manager of Assura, said: “We are delighted that we have been given the green light to take this project forward.


“The proposed new health facility would provide modern spacious accommodation especially designed for local GPs. We believe that it will quickly become an asset to the local community.”


Dr Meredith, a GP from the Holywell Medical Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer high quality health care right in the heart of a local community where the need is greatest. This is the fruition of many years hard work and demonstrates Holywell Medical Group’s commitment to health provision in the Chesterfield area.


“We will be able to offer a range of services to our patients that will be second to none and these services will be on their doorstep often meaning a trip to the hospital will not be required. In many cases we will be the ‘one stop shop’ for our patients. We look forward to welcoming both new and existing patients.”


Ed Sutton, Managing Director of LSP Developments, said: “The project is testament to strong partnership formed between all of the stakeholders, enabling this important community project to be brought to fruition, despite the uncertain economic climate.


“The project is envisaged to start on site in spring 2008 with completion expected by early 2010.”


ENDS

 

Press enquiries regarding Assura Group to:


Louise Bathersby, Assura Group.
Tel: 020 7107 3830


Russell Elliott, Assura Group.
Tel: 020 7107 3833

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