Freshney Green set to open

Posted on August 24, 2009. Filed under: Press/News Releases, Providers | Tags: , |

North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus | News | 24 August 2009

The latest development as part of North East Lincolnshire CTP’s Estate’s Strategy, Freshney Green Primary Care Centre, opens its doors to patients on Monday 7th September.  

Three local GP practices, Field House Medical Centre, the Littlefield Practice and the Woodford Medical Centre, will move into the new £14m health centre and will provide improved and extended services to patients. 

A wide range of services will be available under one roof, including dental services, a new mental health unit, a pharmacy, minor surgery and community health and social care services.  The centre will also include a café run by Jobs4All, offering work opportunities to adults with learning disabilities.  

Dr Derek Hopper from Fieldhouse Medical Centre said:“All three practices will still be offering the same family doctor services and will remain as separate practices but will work together for the benefit of patients.  Patients can be reassured that they will see the same doctors and nurses, just from new and improved premises and they will continue to be registered with their current practice.   

“The centre will be a focus for service development and education.  The centre has been approved as an advanced training practice, the only one in the area, and will offer multi-disciplinary training opportunities.  It will help to attract high quality new staff to the area”  

Jane Lewington, Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire CTP said: “The centre will offer a greater number of services under one roof.  It is the eighth development to be completed as part of the CTP’s Estate’s Strategy which has beensuccessful in transforming the provision of primary care services in NE Lincolnshire.    

“Freshney Green is unique in a number of ways. It has been designed to give careful consideration to its carbon footprint with the inclusion of solar panels and rain water collectors.  It represents a high level of quality throughout the design, materials and delivery of the project. It is also the first of our primary care centre to provide new surgery accommodation for a local dental practice. This has been made possible by the commitment of everyone involved following long and detailed negotiation, and careful project planning and design to deliver state of the art facilities for NHS patients.”  

The address of the new centre is:  

Freshney Green Primary Care Centre
Sorrel Road (formerly Central Parade)
Grimsby
DN34 4GB 

The three practices will have new telephone numbers as a result of the move as follows:  

Fieldhouse Medical Centre             Tel No: 01472 254600
Littlefield                                              Tel No: 01472 246100
Woodford Medical Centre                Tel No: 01472 372100 

The centre has been developed and funded by Assura, a leading health provider organisation and primary care investor along with development partner LSP Developments. 

Amanda Horley, regional development manager at Assura said: 
“Together with LSP Developments we are delighted to have completed this state of the art facility and provide a high quality building. It will make a significant contribution to improving healthcare facilities locally, as well a being an important part of the overall regeneration of the area. 

“ Assura is also providing an integrated pharmacy service which, in addition to the store being physically located close to the surgeries, means working closely with local GPs to meet the individual needs of our patients.

” The co-location of the new pharmacy will mean that patients will be able to have their prescriptions completed before they leave the Centre.  The store will also offer a free prescription collection and delivery service, dropping off medicines to a home or work address within the local area.  The store also has 2 private consultation rooms where Assura pharmacists will be happy to discuss any health concerns with patients.

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