New health centre opens its doors

Heysham Primary Care Centre
Heysham Primary Care Centre
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A new purpose-built health centre has opened its doors to patients in Morecambe and Heysham.

The state-of-the-art centre on Heysham Road will be the base for both existing GP practices in Heysham which are Heysham Health centre and Strawberry Gardens Medical Practice.

The centre will also bring together a number of community health services in the spacious and modern facility including district nurses, health visitors, community matrons and school nurses.

There will be a range of other services onsite including new treatment rooms, consulting rooms and a pharmacy. This is a modern, bright and airy building which reflects the contemporary modern approach to healthcare.

Key features such as fresh interior colours, wide corridors and easy access to consultation rooms make this a new style of health care facility.

Kevin Parkinson, Director of Finance at NHS North Lancashire, said: “We are delighted to see the centre open to patients.

“The new centre will provide a facility that is able to respond to local needs for many years to come. These modern facilities will offer patients a more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere when visiting the centre and staff will also have the benefits of working in a 21st century environment.”

The property management team at Aitchison Raffety has been instructed to manage the newly developed centre by The Rushcliffe Group.

Harry Ashworth, managing director at The Rushcliffe Group said: “In conjunction with the Primary Care Trust we have designed and completed a state-of-the-art development which will provide excellent medical facilities. There is expansion space within the building which will enable alternative uses or allow existing facilities to be enhanced.”