Recommissioning vacant space at GP surgery for COVID-19 vaccination hub

Whetley Medical Centre, Bradford

Background

Customers: Bradford Care Alliance (Primary Care Network)

NHSPS representatives: Andrea Chatterton (Facilities Coordinator), Luke Allen (Facilities Services Manager) 

Customer feedback

"Thank you for the transformation works at Whetley, turning around the void old surgery space that was tired and in need of lots of TLC into a space that is functional and will be a pleasure to work in. You have managed to turn the work around in the timescale promised…I would also like to thank you for accommodating the extra work at short notice."

Leigh Dickinson, Operations Manager at Bradford Care Alliance

Challenge

Upon the announcement of the national vaccination roll out, Bradford Care Alliance (PCN) approached NHSPS to support the mobilisation of vaccination sites across the region. 

Whetley Medical Centre was identified as a potential site, with some vacant space on site available to repurpose.  

Solution

Working with the Primary Care Network, NHSPS teams assisted the mobilisation of this vaccination hub by recommissioning and repurposing the vacant space. On site visits we worked with local GPs and PCN staff to scope out the improvement works needed, transforming the vacant space into a usable and welcoming hub in the space of two weeks.

Impact

The vaccination hub was delivered ahead of schedule and is now making a significant contribution to the vaccine roll out programme in the region. We have provided safe and compliant space for staff and patients alike, and we're delighted to have received such good feedback from our NHS partners.