Case study: Tessa Jowell Health Centre, London

Two storey £22.5m health centre opened in May 2020 during the height of the pandemic.

The healthcare centre is key to the transformation of primary and community health and wellbeing services across south Southwark.  It is designed to integrate primary, community health and wellbeing services to meet the needs of a growing local population.

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In the first year the centre was open, figures demonstrate the health centre is  providing support to local residents and the NHS including:

  • Over 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations administered to local residents (as of May 2021)
  • The Renal unit is now serving over 60 dialysis patients from the local area daily
  • Blood tests for more than 40,000 patients at the centre, reducing waiting times for results
  • 3,500 physiotherapy patients supported
  • Hundreds of mothers and children supported through maternity and health visiting services

Tessa Jowell Health Centre videos

In May 2021, CHP, Fulcrum (LIFTco) and the local NHS teams commissioned videos to celebrate the first anniversary of the health centre opening.  

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Tessa Jowell Health Centre in Dulwich, London

Tessa Jowell Health Centre celebrates 1st anniversary after year of providing vital support for the NHS and local residents

The Tessa Jowell Health Centre in Dulwich, London celebrates its first anniversary on 26 May, with new figures highlighting the important role the building is already playing to support local residents and the NHS at such a critical time. The health centre opened at the height of the first lockdown and has been vital to the local NHS response to COVID-19, treating patients closer to home so hospitals could focus on critical care.

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