Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton, has reached practical completion on an internal building reconfiguration which aims to maximise clinical space on the ground floor. This will see the development of three new consultation rooms to support the local need for more podiatry and physiotherapy services within the 6,200m2 three-storey building. This work cost around £560k, using targeted capital investment from Community Health Partnerships, supported by NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership, and the One Partnership.
The ground floor was underutilised due to the layout within the building. Making the changes will increase utilisation, better use of the health centre and provide more value for money for our customers.
This partnership work alongside One Partnership and Eric Wright Group will bring physiotherapy and podiatry services closer to home. The building is the base for Bolton’s eating disorder services alongside Alastair Ross Medical Practice and a Library. Converting the underutilised space will add approximately 173m² to the ground floor. The new consultation and examination rooms at 16m² will accommodate double sided access couches, clinical sinks and extra storage cupboards.
Alongside these rooms, the other podiatry rooms will be approximately 23m² with a specialist podiatry chair. Service delivery will be supported by an increased dedicated waiting area. The work began in July and lasted approximately 10 weeks. The works have been project managed by Eric Wright Building Consultancy and built by Eric Wright Construction.
‘This variation will deliver much needed services in an area of need and represents excellent value for money’ – Andy Muir, Regional Director for the North West at CHP
Mark Cox, Project Manager for Capital Developments at CHP, commented: “This project is part of our expanding programme of targeted capital investment and delivery projects seeking to enhance the sustainability of our health centres and improve value for money for our customers. Breightmet builds on a previous project at Nye Bevan Health Centre and our partnership with One Partnership, leading to cost and time savings as lessons learnt were implemented.”
Becky Massey, Head of Property and Asset Management, One Partnership said “We are pleased to be working with our NHS Partners and Community Health Partnerships to make these changes to the building. The changes will enable a wider range of clinical services to be provided to the people of Bolton who use the health centre. “
Fiona Noden, Bolton Locality Place Based Lead NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, said “This is great news for our Bolton residents. The changes will increase clinical space at Breightmet Health Centre, and will also allow us to provide more community services and care for people closer to home.”
Andy Muir, Regional Director for the North West at CHP, said: “It is fantastic to be able to celebrate practical completion on what will be another important variation for our customers in Bolton alongside our partners at the CCG and LIFTCo. This variation will deliver much needed services in an area of need and represents excellent value for money.’
“This project shows our commitment at CHP to providing an excellent service and one which means we can help provide services, that would previously have required a trip to hospital, within the local area.”
The One Partnership
One Partnership is the brand name for the 3 LIFTCO’s, BRaHM LIFTCo Ltd, Foundation for Life Ltd and East Lancashire Building Partnership Ltd, involving Community Health Partnerships and The Eric Wright Group in the North West of England.
To read more about Eric Wright Group, visit their website: www.ericwright.co.uk/
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