New £3.8m Kingsway Health Centre welcomes patients

Photo opportunity – 15 December, 10.30 am, Kingsway Health Centre, Rudloe Drive, Kingsway, GL2 2FY

 

A brand new £3.8 million health centre on Rudloe Drive, Kingsway welcomed its first patients today.

The state-of-the-art premises will significantly improve health care services for the local population in Kingsway and the surrounding area, with capacity to eventually cater for around 13,000 patients.

It is run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery, Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery, Quedgeley.

The new building has lots of capacity, with ten consulting rooms and another four rooms which can be used flexibly for various treatments and minor operations together with modern facilities for reception and administration staff.

In addition, there are training and meeting rooms which will facilitate education and shared learning. These facilities will also be available to other health and social care professionals and specialists to provide services for the local people. An on-site pharmacy makes it easy for patients to pick up their prescriptions.

Dr Jonathan Unwin, Senior Partner said:

“We are delighted to offer our patients modern, first-class facilities in our lovely new building, and look forward to welcoming patients.

We will continue to work very closely with Severnvale and Rosebank Surgeries to ensure the right support and services are in place for all our patients.”

Wyndham Parry, Practice Director said:

“A lot of thought has been put into making the building attractive, light and airy and we are really pleased to be opening our doors to patients.”

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

“This is a fabulous development for Kingsway, and we are delighted that patients and staff can benefit from facilities that are fit for modern healthcare in such an attractive environment.

The CCG is also working on a number of other surgery developments and improvements across the county.”

Property adviser GVA worked with Rosebank Health on the delivery of the new surgery, including architectural services, site purchase and planning.

Richard Taylor, Senior Director at GVA commented:

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with our clients Rosebank Health over the last ten years in securing a suitable site and enabling the delivery of this state of the art health centre serving the people of Kingsway. We wish them well for the future.”

Matthew Culverwell, Senior Building Surveyor at GVA, said:

“GVA has been working closely with Rosebank Health for over six years to bring this fantastic health centre to fruition. It has been designed to provide a bright, contemporary and welcoming place for patients, as well as a state-of-the-art workplace for staff. The end result is an outstanding facility that will be a huge asset to the community.”

Mike Hodgins Construction Co-ordinator E G Carter & Co Ltd, said:

“E G Carter & Co Ltd are very pleased to have been selected to construct the Kingsway Health Centre. From the early involvement of our Director, Ian Brown, all the way through to the final phases of commissioning and completing the project we have been motivated as a local contractor delivering state of the art facilities for local people. We do hope the centre is appreciated by the medical staff and patients alike.”

A small ceremony to mark the health centre’s opening will be held on 15 December at 10.30 am for invited guests which will include representatives from the Patient Participation Group, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, local contractors, EG Carter, property adviser company GVA and other interested parties.

 

please contact wparry@nhs.net if you would like to attend the opening ceremony on 15 December.