Phase One of a £5 million refurbishment and extension programme at Hadwen Medical Practice’s Glevum Way Surgery in Abbeydale is now complete, and the surgery will welcome patients to its new three-storey extension from 9 April 2018.

The opening will be marked by a small celebratory event on 6 April, when staff from the practice will be joined by representatives from the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, contractors that have been involved in the design and build, and members of the Practice’s Patient Participation Group.

The new extension will help bring the surgery’s facilities up-to-date to meet the needs of the growing population of the local area.

Ian Robertson, Management Partner at Hadwen Medical Practice, said:

“We are delighted to have completed the first stage of our renovation programme, and excited to be welcoming our patients into their wonderful new surgery.

However, we are only part way through the programme, and work will continue over the next few months, whilst the old building is fully refurbished.

Once completed, we will have considerably more capacity to meet the needs of our growing population. The extended premises 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.”

The extension is linked to the original practice via a walkway and offers a mixture of consulting and treatment rooms alongside a minor procedure suite. Meanwhile, a new car park with 64 spaces has also been built at the rear of the new building.

Phase 2 of the project will see the refurbishment of the existing Glevum Way Surgery which is due to be completed by August 2018.

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

“This is a really positive development for general practice services in the area and we are delighted to be working with Hadwen Medical Practice to extend and refurbish their current premises to meet the needs of the growing population in the area.

We are investing significantly in updating the building to ensure the provision of high quality care, allowing patients to benefit from modern, first-rate facilities.”