The variation project at Comely Bank Clinic, East London, recently reached financial close, with reconfiguration works set to commence in the coming weeks.
The £800,00 variation, funded by CHP, and working in collaboration with the local ICS and CHP’s local LIFTCo partner RWF Health and Community Developers Ltd, will see a new GP practice occupy existing void space in a building that was originally opened in 2005.
Works to accommodate a new GP practice and reduce void will provide:
- 3 Treatment Rooms
- 1 Consult / Exam Room
- Clean and Dirty Utility Rooms
- Reception and Waiting Room
- Manager/ Multidisciplinary Team office
- Patient Disabled W/C
- Baby Change
- Housekeeping Store
- Welfare areas
- Staff Rest Area and Staff WC
- Main Entrance
In line with the primary clinical care strategy set up by the local ICS in the Waltham Forest locality, the new project will improve the delivery of GP services for the local community, including increased access to GP appointments and transform the way healthcare services work to benefit patients.
Moving from a shop front premises, the Bailey Practice will have access to purpose built accommodation at the Comely Bank Clinic. This not only supports the wellbeing of the community but will provided an enriched environment for staff and visiting health professionals.
CHP’s Programme Manager. Alison Butcher for the Comely Bank variation said:
“I’m thrilled to see the variation work starting at Comely Bank Clinic. The need for improved access to GP and other healthcare services, close to home is greater than ever.
Working closely with our partners, once complete the new GP service will cater for many patients in the local area, and enable improved use of space within this valuable community building”
RWF Health and Community Developers Ltd.’s Director, Mark Jackson delivering the project said:
“Being able to support CHP and the ICS in the delivery of this variation as a key member of the team has meant that we have been able to truly harness the value of the LIFT model and the professional supply chain it brings. We have welcomed this opportunity to bring life back into a void area of the building with the vital new community health service that the GP practice will bring.”
Brian Wade, Estates Project Manager from North East London ICB said:
“The renovated space will enable yet another GP Practice within Waltham Forest to operate from a modern fit for purpose accommodation, as they continue to deliver high quality healthcare services to patients.
“This project is a clear demonstration of what can be achieved when working in collaboration with our partners.”
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4 August 2022