Four new clinical rooms will open at the Summerfield Primary Care Centre, in Winson Green, Birmingham to increase facilities for people in the west of the city to be treated nearer to home.
Replacing a first-floor open plan office that is no longer used, the new rooms will be used as generic clinical consulting rooms for appointments with GPs and nurses on a bookable basis. This should mean up to 8,000 patients will use the new local healthcare facility over the next year. The internal £400k reconfiguration, capital funded by CHP was completed earlier in August. CHP is head tenant in the 3100m2 two storey primary care centre that was completed in 2008.
Summerfield Primary Care Centre is home to Summerfield Group Practice, Cavendish Medical Practice and Dr Kulshrestha’s Summerfield Family Practice. Together, these three GP practices have a combined patient list of 15,500 patients. They occupy clinical and non-clinical areas on the ground floor of Summerfield Primary Care Centre and the practice teams will be able to book the new rooms.
Other building users can use the bookable space at Summerfield, including the Urgent Care Centre provided by HCRG Care Group and Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who provide community services including podiatry, musculoskeletal and physiotherapy. In addition, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust will also have the option to book these clinical rooms. Other services based at Summerfield include Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening, Dieticians, and a Synergy Dental Practice.
Dr Clara Day, Chief Medical Officer at NHS Birmingham and Solihull, said: “We welcome the introduction of four new clinical rooms at Summerfield Primary Care Centre. “The additional clinical space will benefit patients in West Birmingham and the surrounding area by allowing health professionals, from the practice and across the integrated care system, to provide direct care for patients in their local area.”
Mark Grinonneau, Regional Director for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), who are the Head Tenant said, “These new spaces will help provide a high-quality clinical environment for an increased number of patients from across the west of Birmingham”.
Ewan Forsyth, Director of Birmingham & Solihull LIFT who own the Primary Care Centre said, “Along with OCS who provide cleaning services, Integral who provide building management services, and Prime as the management services provider, we look forward to the new facilities opening at Summerfield Primary Care Centre and, as a result, the improvement of patient care in the Smethwick area.”
Community Health Partnerships is the head tenant for Summerfield PCC working in partnership with NHS Birmingham and Solihull with the project delivered by BaS LIFT (Birmingham and Solihull LIFT www.baslift.co.uk/).
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