As the UK prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend, Orford Park Health Centre in Warrington is also celebrating its 10th anniversary, a decade after the Queen officially opened this vital local community hub in the summer of 2012.
The Primary health care centre at Orford Park has become an important part of the local community over the last decade, offering residents a range of health and social care facilities on their doorstep including: three GP surgeries; mental health services; podiatry; healthy living services; and a community pharmacy.
The health centre also offered the local community an important lifeline during the pandemic, with the building and surrounding space used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services.
The health centre forms an important part of the wider Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub that was officially opened by the Queen in May 2012 as part of her UK-wide tour to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. The neighbourhood hub project saw a former landfill site transformed into a modern community facility, where vital health services sit alongside a range of leisure and cultural services all under one roof, including a leisure centre and swimming pools, library and crèche.
Orford Park Health Centre was delivered under the NHS LIFT Programme which brings together Renova –an investor in 17 community healthcare facilities in the North West, working with Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a key part of the NHS family.
Renova General Manager, Ian Willett, said: “This weekend’s Royal activities are also a chance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Orford Park Health Centre and the vital role it has played in supporting community health over the last decade.’
“Orford Park has grown to become an integral part of the local community, none more so than during COVID-19, and underlines the huge value in investing in modern health and community facilities all under one roof. Huge congratulations to the staff, patients, residents and partners for all of their hard work in making Orford Park such a success over the last 10 years.”
Andy Muir, Regional Director for the North West at Community Health Partnerships, said: “Orford Park has a crucial role within its community. It is an important building for the people of Warrington and we’re proud to play our part in supporting our tenants. This building is an excellent example of our modern buildings being adaptable for the community around them. We would like to say congratulations to all involved in the buildings and give our best wishes for the next 10 years.”
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30 May 2022