New health centre opens in Milton Keynes

Photo courtesy of Assemble

by Hollie Cowan

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 will provide the local community with access to modern health facilities and key health services on their doorstep.

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) acted as the managing agent on the project for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), working closely with Assemble, which both own the new centre. CHP and Assemble are leasing the building to local GPs and Central North West London Foundation NHS Trust for Community Services which is now providing a range of health services.

Chris Palmer, Local Area Team Co-ordinator for NHS Property Services in Hertfordshire and South Midlands said: “We are very pleased to see this new community health centre in Milton Keynes operational and open to patients. The centre has been a long time in the making and is a great example of close partnership working.”

“Absolutely everyone involved should be proud of this building which, will continue to help improve health services for residents in Wolverton and the surrounding areas.”