Health and care leaders have been given an exclusive preview of the new state-of-the-art Greenwood House Medical Centre construction in Burntwood, due to be completed in September 2021.
The medical facility promises to bring first-class healthcare facilities and expand care to the local community within Burntwood, Chase Town and Lichfield.
Lynn Millar, Director of Primary Care and Medicines for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ said: “We’ve been working very closely with local authorities for a number of years and been able to secure national funding to build this state-of-the-art facility that’s going to have huge benefits for the community.
"The building includes a number of consulting rooms to accommodate not only GPs, but also the additional roles that are being employed by the practice, such as Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists and Social Prescribers that compliment the practice team.”
Douglas Price, GP at Darwin Medical Practice said: “I’ve been fortunate to come and tour the new site here today. I must admit that I am a little bit overwhelmed by how impressive the build site is, how quickly it has come along, and I am genuinely excited about the opportunities for growth within our practice that this will provide.”
Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “Part of the strategy for reducing demand on our hospitals from aging communities is to provide more facilities and services in the community, and we have always earmarked this council-owned site for use to benefit the people of Burntwood.
“This will be a first-class health centre on the community’s doorstep and it will make a huge contribution to residents’ health and wellbeing, as well as supporting older people’s independence.”
This new facility will provide much-needed capacity for us to improve and expand our care for the local population.”
The site was previously occupied by a care home that has been vacant since 2008.
The scheme aims to improve healthcare services for patients across the country and has been funded by NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund.