Eric Wright Construction has started work on Nye Bevan House in Rochdale for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), in a project that will deliver a leading musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub unit for the people of the Lancashire town.
The £1.25 m project will see the four-storey building, built in 2008, extensively re-modelled, increasing clinical capacity, and maximising use of the available space. It will also include a gym for patients, and counselling rooms and offices for the clinical teams. The InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from ‘local outdated accommodation’.
Commenting on the start of works, Wayne Ashton, Eric Wright Health and Care’s Partnering director said: “We’re pleased to help CHP and the NHS transform this building into a best-in-class facility which will continue to support the health needs of communities across the region. Making sure that useful and well positioned buildings such as this are re-purposed to meet the population’s future healthcare needs is a cost-effective solution, and supports the aims of a modern health service. We look forward to seeing it completed later this Spring.”
Community Health Partnerships Regional director, Andy Muir, said: “CHP is delighted to support care closer to home for patients and their carers. Our high-quality buildings are ideally placed to house multiple complementary clinical services in one building, and reduce the need for patients to travel for this support.
“Our buildings are specifically designed to be flexible to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users, and maximise efficiencies. They provide an improved experience for patients who are treated closer to home in their community.”
Current services in the building include Audiology, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Children’s Speech, and Language Therapy. Four GP surgeries are also based in Nye Bevan House, as well as a breast cancer screening service, optician, pharmacy, two dentists, and a café.