“The new health Primary Health Care Centre in Burntwood is long overdue, but very welcome” says Michael Fabricant. “The centre will include thirteen consulting rooms, five treatment rooms and an adjoining space that could house a new pharmacy all under one roof for the people of Burntwood to be able to access much improved Primary Care Facilities.
“I am delighted that funding has now been secured through NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation fund and that a medical practice has been found to operate in the Centre. The problem in the past had been the inability of some local GPs being willing to cooperate on this project. I hope that now that Staffordshire County Council will be submitting plans for planning permission, it will soon be granted and construction commenced” Michael adds.
The intention is for the new-build scheme to provide modern, well-equipped facilities in the local community to ensure patients benefit from better care, closer to home. It is hoped that the new centre will reduce pressure on local hospitals with purpose-built, modern facilities designed to meet the demands of an ageing population with multiple healthcare needs.