In June, the West Hull health hub reached a major milestone ‘topping out the building’ marking the halfway point for the construction. The primary care health hub will be finished in November 2021. Our partner, Hull Citycare LiftCo and their contractor Sewell Construction created a film to show the progress at the new two-storey health centre that will replace the dated and overcrowded Springhead Medical Centre. CHP played a major part in enabling this much need health and social care facility to become reality by investing in the £8m facility.
The new building will contain 32 clinical rooms including GP and nurse consulting rooms, treatment rooms, clinical support spaces and office accommodation. As well as a reception and waiting area, there is a wheelchair accessible lift, baby changing facilities and buggy parking, and an onsite pharmacy with adjacent car parking. Works are progressing well with brickwork wrapping around the main building and fully insulated windows installed. The roof is now on and watertight, with internal decorations starting soon.
Dr Bushra Ali is a GP based at Springhead Health Centre. Dr Ali said; “The West Hull Health Hub is the result of many conversations, over many years about how having a bigger, more purpose-built site will allow us to better care for our patients.
“West Hull is going to make a huge difference just knowing that we will be able to deliver the kind of primary care that we have all wanted to provide, without worrying that it’s not possible because we don’t have the space.
“This new health centre will also allow us to create many new roles within our primary care network; from health, wellbeing and mental health coaches, to care coordinators, all finally under the same roof for us to work even closer together, share learnings and care for our patients within a larger, community setting.”
Richard Coates, Investment Director at CHP said, “Despite the many challenges facing the project which included finding a suitable site, a challenging planning process, project affordability and devising a new financial structure after the Treasury withdrew support for Project Finance in 2019 by working collaboratively in close partnership with the Hull CCG and Citycare, CHP have been instrumental in delivering this much needed investment into this area of Hull that will deliver services that will improve patient health and wellbeing.”
Erica Daley, Interim Chief Operating Officer for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group said; “We are delighted to be working alongside Citycare and Sewell Construction again and it is great to see works progressing so quickly at West Hull Health Hub.”
“This is a very welcome and positive development for the city and, in particular, for the patients at Springhead Medical Centre. The impact this state-of-the-art facility is going to have on the city is huge. We are reshaping the way primary care is delivered and West Hull Health Hub is at the forefront of that.”
Tim Wigglesworth, CEO of Citycare said;
“There is a really big push now for health to be delivered within the community and to be pulled away from some of the more hospital-based settings, West Hull Health Hub being a part of this new era for the health and care sector.
“Our buildings are important as an enabler for GPs and ancillary care professionals to be able to do their jobs; joining up hospital and community care, physical and mental health care, integrated care systems and combining an array of critical services, all under one roof.”
Find out more about the West Hull Health Hub