Stourport Medical Centre celebrates official opening
Retired Patient Participation Group (PPG) Chair, Maureen Howes, joined Stourport Medical Centre staff, senior NHS representatives and other invited guests to officially open the new £7m Stourport Medical Centre on Saturday 12th November.
Maureen Howes, Retired Patient Participation Group (PPG) Chair
The new Medical Centre opened its doors to patients earlier in the summer, and since then, both patients and staff have enjoyed the modern and accessible building which replaced the town's two outdated doctors’ surgeries.
The official opening event provided an opportunity to celebrate and recognised the joint achievements of all those involved in seeing the new development through to completion, led by specialist primary and community care premises developer gbpartnerships, on behalf of Wyre Forest Health Partnership (WFHP).
left to right: John Webb, Assura; Mike Harrison, Greenwood Projects; Katie Warrington, Stourport Medical Centre; Jim Teague, Key Construction; Donna Davies, Site Manager, Stourport Medical Centre / Wyre Forest Health Partnership; Nick Smith, gbpartnerships develop; Simon Trickett, NHS Hereford & Worcestershire ICB; Ian Tuddenham, gbpartnerships develop; Dr Tristan Brodie, Stourport Medical Centre; Dr Chris Wenham, Stourport Medical Centre; Clare Nock, Wyre Forest Health Partnership.
Stourport Medical Centre Site Manager, Donna Davies welcomed guests before handing over to the retired PPG Chair, Maureen, who commented.
“I became involved in the Stourport PPG nearly 20 years ago and as a retired Councillor and ex Nurse with a background in social work, I felt I may be able to give back in a meaningful way. Over the years as a PPG we fundraised for a whole host of equipment that was used in the old Stourport GP surgeries, and so, it is with great pleasure that I am stood here today to officially open this new Medical Centre that I am sure will go on to serve the people of Stourport for many generations to come.”
Simon Trickett, NHS Hereford & Worcestershire ICB Chief Executive commented:
“I am delighted to see this new Medical Centre official open. Lots of people worked very hard over a number of years to secure the necessary national and local additional funding to make this new facility a reality. It is great news for the local population, and I am sure will play a part in delivering excellent services and access for patients."
Nick Smith, gbpartnerships Senior Development Manager followed on from Simon, commenting:
“Developments such as the new Stourport Medical Centre come about by strong partnership working and lots of hard work - by many of you who are here today. It’s been a pleasure to work on this project and I’d like to extend special thanks to Donna and her team and also to Key Construction who completed the construction of this important new health and wellbeing centre.”
Clare Nock, Chief Executive at Wyre Forest Health Partnership said:
“I’d like to thank everyone involved in the delivery of this excellent new healthcare facility. This was a complex project to bring together and it has taken a great degree of commitment and determination on all sides to turn the building from an ambition to a reality."
Donna also thanked gbpartnerships for their £4,000 donation to Leapgate Activity Centre in Stourport, a charity providing much needed support to adults with learning disabilities, she said:
“Leapgate Activity Centre are doing an excellent job of helping adults with special needs to learn, grow and achieve by providing meaningful activities in a stimulating, safe and social environment. I am thrilled that gbpartnerships are supporting their work, which is making such a big difference to the local community.”
Leapgate Activity Centre
After the opening event formalities guests were shown around the building, which has been praised by the CQC for the overall quality of design and particularly for the clear and bold signage designs used throughout the building.
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