Published date: 01 June 2023

NHS patients in Tower Hamlets to benefit from new state-of-the-art health centre

Thousands of people in Tower Hamlets are set to benefit from a new £5million health centre.

NHS Property Services in partnership with the North East London Integrated Care Board opened the new health  centre on April 26th which will provide an extensive range of services, including GP accessibility, physiotherapy, and pharmacy to the thousands of people in the locality.

The brand-new facility boasts 15 clinical rooms, self-service healthcare pods, digital infrastructure to aid with virtual consultations, and accessible facilities.

To improve primary care access and reduce pressure on local hospitals, NHSPS, the NHS, and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have worked collectively to offer extra capacity for 13,500 new patients.

Wood Wharf will also act as a sister site to the Island Medical Centre. Both practices will offer their services collaboratively and be known as the Island Medical and Wood Wharf Practices – under the Hurley Group umbrella.

Martin Meltzer, Senior Capital Manager for NHS Property Services, said: “we are thrilled that the site at Wood Wharf has now been completed, and feel confident that our NHS colleagues, patients and the local community will feel the immediate benefit from this fantastic facility, enabling people to access and experience excellent care in a modern, welcoming environment.”

William Cunningham-Davis, Director of Primary Care Transformation at NHS Northeast London, said: “The completion of this project was the result of successful partnership working between the practice team, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, NHS Property Services, and the Canary Wharf Group.

“It will continue to ensure that people in Tower Hamlets are able to access integrated health and care services locally in their neighbourhood that will support the wider transformation of the local health and care system which will continue to improve patient experiences and health outcomes for the registered patients.”

A spokesperson for Hurley Group said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the new and first NHS health centre in the heart of Canary Wharf. Wood Wharf Health Centre, is a new branch of the existing Island Medical Centre, providing the full range of NHS GP services, and giving new and existing patients improved quality of care, and accessibility at both locations.

“The health Centre will be offering face-to-face, telephone, and digital eConsult consultations for registered patients, as well as high clinical standards at the brand-new state-of-the-art location. It has been great working with Tower Hamlets and the Canary Wharf Group, and we look forward to building and growing with our new and existing patients within the Canary Wharf community.

“Wood Wharf Health Centre is now open for new registrations via the website”

Stuart Fyfe, MD Retail Leasing, Canary Wharf Group comments: “We’re delighted to welcome our first NHS surgery to Wood Wharf. It’s a fantastic addition to our already diverse health and wellness offer. Everyone including residents, visitors and workers will have easy access to the best facilities.

“Canary Wharf is a hub for life sciences and additions like Wood Wharf NHS facility are key elements of this.”