State-of-the-art healthcare facilities at the new Cleevelands Medical Centre will be officially opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Mr Edward Gillespie, at a ceremony on Thursday 7th February.

The premises are located in the heart of the new housing estate in Bishop’s Cleeve and patients are already benefitting from the fantastic new facilities, which opened last month.

The medical centre brings together two practices, Seven Posts Surgery (which was located in Prestbury) and Greyholme Surgery (which was in Cleeve’s village centre) on the new site.

The local population has grown significantly over the past few years, and two surgeries currently provide care to over 10,300 patients. With further housing planned for the area, the new centre’s total number of patients is set to continue to rise in the coming years.

The new building is modern, spacious, light and airy, with around 1,100 square metres of space and 48 parking spaces.

It has 14 clinical rooms, including consulting and nurse treatment rooms, as well as a suite for minor operations and an onsite pharmacy. Another three clinical rooms are available to be used as the population grows and demand increases, and there is also the potential for dentistry or other healthcare related services to be provided.

Dr Diane Marson, GP at Seven Posts and Greyholme Surgeries, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome our patients to their wonderful new surgery.

We have put a lot of thought into creating an attractive, environmentally sustainable building and very much hope that both patients and staff will appreciate and benefit from this.

Our new surgery will enable us to offer first-rate care to our patients and ensure that we can continue to provide high quality services for years to come.”

Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Helen Goodey said:

“This is a really positive development for the area and its growing population.

The new centre means that patients can benefit from facilities in future that are fit for modern healthcare and support the provision of high quality care.”

The building will be officially opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire on Thursday 7th February at 7pm.