Two New Health Property projects
shortly commencing on site
Ashley House is delighted to advise that it is preparing to commence construction on two new health facilities in South Wales and in Essex.
Mayhill Integrated Primary Care and Family Centre
Swansea residents will soon benefit from the construction of the first fully integrated family centre and GP surgery complex in Wales. Swansea Council has agreed additional grant funding from the Welsh Government to help deliver the family centre element of the state of the art complex planned for Mayhill. The Council is working in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board, who will provide funding for the running of the GP surgery part of the scheme. Health and social care specialists Ashley House will develop the new complex on land off Mayhill Road, which will replace the family centre on Mayhill Road and the Mayhill GP surgery on Pen-y-Graig Road. Work on site is expected to start before Christmas. Mayhill Pharmacy will also be taking space in the new building.
Lack of space for expansion, lack of disabled access and the need for costly repair works are among the problems posed by the current GP surgery and family centre buildings. The new complex will tackle all these problems, as well as provide access to a co-ordinated, integrated and seamless service for families in a modern environment.
“We’re delighted that the long-awaited plans for our new surgery have now been finalised. The new building will provide us and our patients with a modern healthcare building to deliver services. We also look forward to workin g closely with the staff of the family centre.”
Dr Baljit Ghuman, Mayhill Surgery GP
“All funding is now in place, so this is major progress for a scheme that will transform health and social care services for thousands of residents in the Mayhill area.
Delivered in close partnership with the Welsh Government, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Ashley House, this flagship new complex will help tackle poverty in one of Swansea’s most deprived communities by enabling closer working relationships between GPs and a range of preventative services that will based on the same site.
As well as providing maintained access to ex pert medical advice in a modern, spacious building, the new complex will also lead to on e stop shop for families, offering them advice on parenting, childcare and benefits. This will help ensure we give children in the Mayhill community the very best start in life.
The current family centre and GP surgery buildings in Mayhill are no longer fit for purpose, so I’m sure residents in that community will be thrilled that work will soon start on constructing the new, integrated complex for their benefit.” Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader.
“The Primary Care and Family Centre is a joint project with Swansea Council that will provide a seamless service for patients and carers . It also plays a key role in our strategic objectives for primary and community services. It’s a great example of partnership working which makes the best use of all our resources.” A spokeswoman for ABMU Health Board
Work will shortly commence on the redevelopment of the old school building in Philip Road, Wivenhoe into new fit for purposes surgery premises.
The GP partners and senior staff from the surgery have worked closely with Ashley House to ensure that the design of the building enables efficient and modern working methods, meeting all the needs of the practice and its patients, now and into the future.
Once completed, the building will offer the practice’s 8,500 patients a fully-accessible surgery. The project was supported by Essex County Council, assisting in the provision of a much needed replacement surgery for the local community.
“The practice is delighted to get this project underway. We have waited a very long time to get here, and we are looking forward to expanding the services we offer to our patients”. Senior Partner, Dr Cope
“The additional space provided in the new premises will enable the surgery to have more dedicated facilities for its doctors and extend ed clinical team, the ability to offer more appointments and provide more vital local services”. Zoe Cronin, Practice Manager at Wivenhoe Surgery
“This is very much in line with our general practice transformation strategy – about providing quality healthcare services in fit for purpose premises for the local population.”
Sam Hepplewhite, Chief Officer at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
“This is fantastic news, the people of Wivenhoe have waited a very long time for new healthcare premises locally. This will enable the Doctors and staff to provide additional health care services currently not possible from the present surgery”.
Neil Lodge, registered patient of Wivenhoe Surgery