GP practice to open its doors to 6,000 Southampton patients next week

Posted on January 10, 2010. Filed under: Press/News Releases, Providers | Tags: |

Southampton Community Healthcare | accessed 10 January 2010

It will be even easier for people in Southampton to access their GP with the opening of the new Adelaide GP Surgery next week (Tuesday 12 January 2010).

Based at the brand new Adelaide Health Centre, which is also home to a range of NHS services, the surgery will offer extended opening hours of 8am to 8pm, seven days week, excluding bank holidays.

With both male and female doctors, the Adelaide GP Surgery will provide the same care offered by a traditional GP practice including flu jabs, blood tests, health promotion services, whilst also being located in the same building as a number of important NHS services. Patients who register with the surgery will be able to see a doctor every day by appointment, and will have the added benefit of being able to walk-in to see an experienced nurse without an appointment between 8am and 8pm.

Dave Meehan, Managing Director, at Southampton Community Healthcare said: “These are exciting times. We are proud to be providing people in Southampton with the opportunity to register with a brand new GP Surgery with the added benefit of a walk-in service for registered patients. The new Surgery, which will have capacity for 6,000 patients, will make it even easier for people to see a GP and other healthcare professionals.”

Lead GP, Dr Mike Brooke who has been a practicing GP in Southampton since 1988 and who was previously based at Atherley House Surgery, said: “The new facilities are good news for people living in the West of Southampton. The staff at the surgery are looking forward to providing patients with high-quality care in a modern and purpose built health setting. We look forward to welcoming the first patients to the new Surgery.”

Bob Deans, Chief Executive, NHS Southampton City, welcomed the opening, saying: “The Adelaide GP Surgery will be a fantastic addition to the NHS services available in Southampton and I am delighted it will officially open to the public next week. The 8am to 8pm opening times will offer improved access and join the majority of practices in Southampton now offering greater flexibility to Southampton patients through extended hours.”

Bob Deans continued: “The new surgery has the added benefit of offering a walk-in service for registered patients, and is based within a state-of-the-art building which is home to a wide range of NHS services. This one-stop-shop feature will mean that those patients who require a wide-range of healthcare treatments will be able to receive excellent care in one, easy to access location. NHS Southampton City is committed to ensuring that healthcare in Southampton meets the real needs of our people, and the opening of the Adelaide GP Surgery is a key development in improving the health of patients and the City as a whole.”

Patients who wish to register with the Surgery, which is based at the Adelaide Health Centre on the Western Community Hospital site, should ring 0300 123 6066 or visit the Surgery from Tuesday 12 January.

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Notes for Editors:

  • Media opportunity: Media are invited to attend the surgery on 12 January 2010 between 10am and 11am for interviews and photo opportunities. Please contact Andrea Musk on 023 8060 8935 to confirm attendance.
  • Attached with this press release are images of the Adelaide Health Centre and the new GP surgery. More images are available on request.
  • Other NHS services available at the Adelaide Health Centre include:
  • PodiatryServices
  • Leg Ulcer and Tissue Viability
  • Physiotherapy
  • Specialist Services
  • Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team
  • Health Visitors
  • An official opening of the surgery will take place later in the year, for which a future media release will be circulated.
  • NHS Southampton City is responsible for investing in health and care services to effectively meet the needs of the City’s population. For more information, please go to www.southamptonhealth.nhs.uk
  • NHS Southampton City now has a Twitter page – sign up today for the latest information atwww.twitter.com/nhs_southampton
  • The Adelaide Health Centre was built under the Government’s Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) scheme by South West Hampshire LIFT Limited, a public private partnership which is owned by NHS Southampton City, NHS Hampshire, Community Health Partnerships and a consortium of companies led by leading health provider Assura. LIFT is a Government vehicle for improving and developing frontline primary and community care facilities. It allows PCTs to invest in new premises in new locations, not merely reproduce existing types of services. It provides patients with modern, integrated health services in high quality, fit for purpose primary care premises. South West Hampshire LIFT Limited is the LIFTCo for the South West Hampshire LIFT area. It is a public private partnership made up of the following constituents: Hampshire and Southampton City PCTs (20%), Community Health Partnerships (Department of Health: 20%) and a private sector consortium (Assura 54%, Geoffrey Osbourne 6%). Please visit the website at: www.swhantslift.co.uk

For more information please contact Andrea Musk, Communications Manager, Southampton Community Healthcare on 023 8060 8935.

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