Valkyrie Road Primary Care Centre, Westcliff On Sea
These state–of-the-art 21st Century Health Centres; North Road Primary Care Centre and Valkyrie Road Primary Care Centre, are located in the heart of Westcliff in Southend-On-Sea and provide first class medical services and facilities for patients across South East Essex.
The two Health Centres have become two of the community's main focal points and have acted as an integral part of the regeneration of the Westcliff area.
Not only do both Centres provide fast, convenient, high quality, integrated service by working in conjunction with other parts of the local health and social care systems, but they also have a flexible approach allowing them to respond to changes in technology and local demographics.
Prydium provide Facilities Management and Life Cycle Replacement services for both Health Centres. The building and grounds are maintained to a high standard over a 25 year period. These services are provided are provided through a contract, which is actively managed and reported on by the gbpartnerships Business Performance Team to ensure a good level of service. Any problems are reported to a 24 hour helpdesk and dealt with in accordance with a strict set of timescale parameters.
North Road and Valkyrie Road Primary Care Centres have been operational since July 2012 and cost a combined total approximate cost of £10m.
NHS South East Essex together with the local authorities, are responsible for the delivery and provision of primary and community health and social care across south east Essex. As a public private partner, gbpartnerships had ambitious plans to make significant improvements in how and where health and social care is provided in a primary and community care setting throughout the area.
Westcliff was prioritised as an area in urgent need of investment due to quality and compliance issues within the current primary care premises. Together with our Partners, gbpartnerships began to plan two new-build Health Centres: North Road Primary Care Centre and Valkyrie Road Primary Care Centre. The four main goals when planning the provision of the two Health Centres were:
- Better prevention services with early intervention
- More choice for the local community and a louder voice
- Tackling inequalities and improving access to community services
- More support for people with long term needs.