Major revamp will improve energy efficiency and the staff and patient experience
Major refurbishment work has begun at Stokesley Health Centre near Middlesbrough.
Works to refurbish the facility are now underway, with a planned overhaul of the site’s interior and investment in sustainability measures including installation of a new, more-energy-efficient boiler and renewal of the centre’s roof.
The works, funded by a £1.9m NHS capital grant, will provide a modern and fit-for-purpose working environment for frontline clinicians and enhance the experiences of the health centre’s 10,000 patients.
Throughout the project, the partners have used local contractors, including Richmond’s Acomb Construction and project managers, Durham and Tees Community Ventures.
The construction team will work closely with the community and neighbours to minimise any disturbance from the project.
Partners on the project also include NHS Property Services, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and the GP practice in residence, Dr Duggleby and Partners.
Building works will be staggered to minimise disruption to primary care and some community services have been temporarily relocated while works are ongoing.
Work is expected to be completed by spring 2022.
Wendy Balmain, director of strategy and integration at NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "This project has grown from successful partnership working and will deliver an improved experience for everyone who uses the health centre, as well as excellent healthcare from premises fit for the 21st Century.”
Dr Mark Duggleby, senior partner at Dr Duggleby and Partners GP Practice, adds: “We are excited to have the refurbishment of our health centre underway after many months of planning and we look forward to providing our patients and staff with a vastly-improved, modern workspace for delivery of our services.”
The building was designed by P+HS Architects.