CHP has made great progress during Quarter 1 of 2021/22 on its most ambitious capital expenditure programme to date.
The £7.3 million programme includes more than 21 CHP LIFT buildings to be reconfigured or adapted to meet the changing health needs of local communities and the specific requirements of health and wellbeing commissioners and providers.
This will include supporting the provision of integrated health and social care for the benefit of patients and service users, supporting out of hospital care and helping the NHS wherever possible to reduce any post-Covid backlogs for treatment.
Funding for the works will come from a variety of sources and will include £2.8 million directly from CHP.
One of the most important CHP-funded projects this year includes finishing construction of the UK’s greenest health building – Foleshill Health Centre in Coventry. The £3.3 million project is a partnership between CHP and NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and has just reached Practical Completion.
The schemes in the current plans include:
- New out of hospital birthing units at two buildings in the North West – Lowe House Primary Care Resource Centre in St Helens and the St Chads Centre in Kirkby, both in Merseyside. Value: £1.08 million
- Work to reconfigure space at Barking Children and Family Centre in order to support NELFT, the local Trust delivering community and mental health services, to rationalise their estate, move off other less suitable sites and make the Family Centre the focus for children’s services. Value: £814,000
- Reconfiguring the internal layout at Vale Drive Clinic in Barnet, London, to enable the relocation of a GP practice into the building, while increasing utilisation of the building through relocating mobility services and the local learning disabilities service. Value: £785,000
- Providing space for additional health and musculo-skeletal services at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale, by reconfiguring space on three floors. Value: £1.25 million.
A range of projects, including the relocation of sexual health services at Flying Scotsman in Doncaster, moving a GP practice into Darnall Primary Care Centre, in Sheffield, and work on two buildings in Kent (Lordswood Community Health Living Centre and Rochester Community Health Living Centre) to support the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in implementing its integrated care strategy are among the projects already completed.
“Building on the successful delivery of a range of variations over the past few years, it is great to end Q1 of this year having handed over newly configured space that will support new models of care allowing NHS service providers to improve patient outcomes, while saving local health systems money on duplicate or under used space”, said Eugene Prinsloo, CHP’s Developments Director.
23 June 2021