Nye Bevan House, in Rochdale, will soon be home to a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub including a gym for patients and offices for the clinical teams. A £1.25m capital investment from CHP has been approved for an internal reconfiguration in the four-storey building built in 2008. For patients, this means less time travelling to hospital, a better overall patient experience and improvements to their quality of life.
This variation work follows partnership working with Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG, BRAHM LIFT Ltd, BRAHM FundCo 1 Ltd, Eric Wright Construction, and Eric Wright Facilities Management.
Work will start in late summer 2021 and will be completed in early spring 2022. The works are split into three phases, each phase will be sectioned off with diversions in place for access to corridors. The stairs will remain open with the main entrances and fire exits not affected by the alterations.
This variation will reconfigure space on the ground floor and second floor for a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic and treatment suite with a gym, and offices for the relevant healthcare service teams. The alteration of the ground floor space will allow greater flexibility and increased privacy for patients. Consulting rooms will be constructed on the ground floor which is currently an open plan physiotherapy area. Reconfiguring the space on the second floor means the whole floor is fully utilized.
The InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from local outdated accommodation, further adding to treatment and support for patients.
This is fantastic news for patients registered with GPs in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale as they will be able to get their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions closer to home.
Current services in the building include Audiology, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Children’s Speech and Language Therapy. There are four GP surgeries based in Nye Bevan House and a breast cancer screening service. There is also an optician, a pharmacy, and two dentists as well as a café in the building.
“CHP is delighted to support care closer to home for patients and their carers. Our high quality buildings are ideally placed to house multiple complementary clinical services in one building and reduce the need for patients to travel for this support”, said Eugene Prinsloo, CHP’s Developments Director.
Flexible space in CHP buildings
Our buildings are specifically designed to be flexible to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users and maximise efficiencies. Also, they provide an improved experience for patients who are treated closer to home in their communities, rather than travelling to a hospital site.
This project is an example of how this can be achieved.
Find out more about our capital investment plan for 2021/22 – CHP makes great progress on ambitious capital expenditure programme. If you would like to talk to us about our delivery capability please contact our Developments Director, Eugene Prinsloo.
12 July 2021