Midlands and East

High point for £7.5m new health care facility in Market Harborough

Key figures behind the development of the new healthcare facility at the St Luke’s site in Market Harborough have  gathered on site to mark the topping out of the building. Morgan Sindall, the main contractor, hosted the ‘topping out’ tradition which takes place when a new building reaches its highest point. The company was appointed last year to build the £7.5million new health facility by NHS Property Services via the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) framework. Upon completion, the new centre will provide a modern…

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£1M Boost for Urgent Care Centre in Walsall

Dozens of patients have been enjoying the new facilities at Walsall’s newly refurbished Urgent Care Centre.  The Centre, which was officially opened last month, has also received the seal of approval from local representatives. The community site at Saddlers Centre in Bridgeman Street was officially opened on Thursday 28 January when members of Healthwatch, local MPs, GPs and patients attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Since it moved from…

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Commendation for Health Centre at Suffolk Awards

Sole Bay Health Centre which was delivered by NHS Property Services, has been commended at the RIBA Suffolk Craftmanship Awards 2015 in the New Build category. The £5 million two-storey centre, was built on the former Eversley School playing field in Reydon. It provides new, “fit-for-purpose” accommodation for GPs, community services, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy and outpatient clinics for the nearest District General Hospital, 20 miles away. The building has been…

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Thumbs up for Brentwood

Small is best, according to one happy patient who praised the quality of service she received at her community hospital. Karen Holder attended the Brentwood Community Hospital  for an ultrasound scan. She said: “It was a really good experience from start to finish. I was greeted at reception by a lovely lady who gave me directions to the right department where I was welcomed by Michael and shown where to…

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Gainsborough hospital honours World War One heroes

Local dignitaries and the community of Gainsborough this week gathered at John Coupland Hospital to commemorate the anniversary of the start of World War One. Commemorative trees were planted in the front gardens of the NHS Property Services hospital to honour the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. The hospital’s chaplain, Reverend Bill Williams conducted a brief service and local military groups such as…

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Contractors appointed to take forward St Luke’s Hospital Integrated Health Hub plans

The proposed £multi-million development of St Luke’s Hospital Integrated Health Hub in Market Harborough is a step closer to commencing. NHS Property Services has appointed Morgan Sindall of Birmingham as the contractor to progress the plans and build the new facility once final approval is given. Morgan Sindall has been appointed through an established NHS contractors framework following a robust procurement process. The company is now working with NHS Property…

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Sustainability changes could reap big savings for the NHS

An NHS Property Services sustainability project in the Midlands and East has found that simple changes can lead to big savings in energy costs. The project saw 16 buildings with a Display Energy Certificate rating of G or lower surveyed across the region to identify how their energy performance could be improved. The surveys found that running costs could be cut by implementing simple energy saving measures (ESMs) – including…

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NHS Property Services acquires lease of Independent Treatment Centre

NHS Property Services has acquired the head lease of the prestigious Nottinghamshire Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC). The head lease for the centre was transferred from Nottingham University NHS Trust to NHS Property Services (NHSPS) this month. NHSPS will now lease ISTC to Circle Partnership Group, which provides services at the centre, for the next five years. Philip Winstanley, Local Area Team Co-ordinator for NHS Property Services in Derbyshire and…

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Construction of Sudbury Community Health Centre reaches new heights

Local dignitaries and key members of Sudbury’s community joined project partners at the construction site of the new Sudbury Community Health Centre this month for a special ‘topping out’ ceremony. The event marked the completion of construction work on the highest point of the building. The new £10 million state-of-the-art centre is rapidly taking shape and on schedule for completion in autumn. The roof and most external fixtures of the…

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New health centre opens in Milton Keynes

A new health centre in Milton Keynes has finally opened its doors after a successful 11-year campaign by local residents. The £2.3 million Wolverton Health Centre was given the go-ahead in 2012 much to the delight of local campaigners and work began last spring. Developed through the Hertfordshire LIFT programme by Assemble Community Partnership, the new centre replaces an out-dated health centre on a neighbouring site. The spacious new building…

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