Newton Health Centre in Manchester has benefitted from £162,000 worth of renovation funding and has announced the work has now been completed.
The project was part of a wider vision to increase clinical care capacity within the Manchester area.
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) and Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) have been collaborating with the facility’s landlord and project manager, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) to find the solution for more space.
Configuring the existing space was a focal point of the project to maximize the space available to address the increasing demand on the estate. The final result was two new clinical care rooms being built, the existing clinical care space being fully refurbished.
In addition to the new space, a new reception space has been built for a new GP tenant at the practice.
Considering the current pandemic, construction workers worked outside of the centre’s opening hours so the centre could continue to operate as normal.
MHCC was able to provide additional investment to enable the GP Practice to be the first in Greater Manchester to fully digitise its ‘Lloyd George’ patient records and remove them from site, freeing up additional valuable clinical space.
The Newton Health centre was also selected to become one of the the 1,200 mass vaccination sites in the UK.
Daniel Burdett, Regional Partnership Director at NHS Property Services, said: “We are delighted to have been able to deliver the expansion works to Newton Heath Health Centre, and to have accommodated the new GP tenant that recently moved to the facility. We hope that the works will help increase healthcare capacity at the site, and with the refurbishment of the clinical rooms, provide an enhanced environment for local people to receive high quality care in.”