Published date: 06 December 2021

Local MP attends opening of new flexible health spaces at Werrington Health Centre

Peterborough MP, Paul Bristow has visited a health centre in his constituency offering completely flexible rooms to rent for a number of healthcare purposes.

Werrington Health Centre opened a number of rooms that can be rented flexibly under NHS Open Space, a new service from NHS Property Services which expanded to the site in August.

NHS Open Space seeks to make the best out of vacant space in NHSPS buildings by allowing small businesses, community groups and healthcare providers alike to use both clinical and non-clinical rooms on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Rates are budget-friendly and any profits made on the scheme are entirely re-directed for investment in the NHS estate.

Mr Bristow, a member of the parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee was taken on a tour of the rooms available at Werrington Health Centre to see the benefits that these spaces present to the local community. Nationally, NHS Open Space has provided increased access to health and wellbeing services, created high quality spaces for communities to use, and have made the most of the NHS estate.

Paul Bristow MP, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, said:

“It was fantastic to see the new NHS Open Space offering at Werrington Health Centre, and I would encourage community groups in Peterborough to consider using these rooms if they are looking for space to use.”


James Pye, FM Onboarding Analyst at NHS Property Services, said:

“My team and I were delighted to be able to meet with Mr Bristow to show him our NHS Open Space rooms at Werrington Health Centre. We believe that the delivery of flexible space within the building will be of real benefit to the local community and would welcome requests to use the rooms.”

Want to know more about NHS Open Space?

Through the flexible booking of NHS space we are offering customers more choice, communities a wider range of services, and making more efficient use of the NHS estate.

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