New medical centre: update

Cllr Mrs Anne Prior, Chairman of the Parish Council, writes: The Parish Council would like to thank all of you who wrote letters and/or signed the petition in support of the new medical centre. You may already have read that the South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group have now agreed to give the necessary financial support to allow this project to go ahead. In the press statement the SWCCG comments about responding to the needs of the people and your support demonstrated to them how important this new medical facility is to the village.
So, thank you.
Here is the text of the press release that was sent out.

Medical centre business case is given go ahead

Plans for the proposed new primary care centre in Wellesbourne have taken a major step forward with NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) Primary Care Committee’s approval of the Practice Business Case.
The approval was made during the public Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting held on 13 April and means that progress can be made on the building. Designed by West Hart Architects to achieve design excellence, the completed scheme will provide over one thousand square meters of accommodation for General Medical Services (11 clinical consulting rooms and a minor operations suite) with built in capacity to expand as the population and demand grows over time. The site, at Dog Close, has been provided by Walton Estate who will also contribute financially to its construction.
Commenting on the planned development, Dr Read-Jones from the practice said:
“This is fantastic news. We look forward to meeting the growing health care needs for our patients in a wonderful new building designed for 21st Century healthcare. We can now secure the built capacity to deliver person centred primary care to provide the right care in the right place. This new building should enable us to improve the service for all our patients and deliver new, innovative services for this community. I would particularly like to thank Anna Hargrave at South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Walton Estate for their hard work in turning this project into reality”.
NHS South Warwickshire CCG Chair, Dr David Spraggett said:
“As a CCG we are keen to listen and respond to the needs of our local population. The primary focus of this project has always been the provision of cost effective healthcare. There are still a number of stages to go before we reach completion but this is an important and significant milestone which I am sure will be welcomed by the local residents.”
Both the CCG and the practice anticipate that work on site should occur this winter.
The Practice has committed to providing regular updates on progress of the project throughout the development and construction phase.