Devizes Health Centre – NZC in Operation Achieved!
Time: 11:25 am - 11:50 am
Date: 10 October 2023 AM
Theatre: CENTRAL 5 & 6
NHS Property Services and NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, working together with Kier recently delivered the new £10.9m Devizes Care Centre
As one of the county’s first integrated care centres, it provides accommodation for primary care, community health, mental health and other associated services – all centred around the patient in a community setting, as well as:
• Minor procedures
• Community dentistry
• Voluntary sector services
By providing an expanded range of primary care services to the local community, it will shift care closer to patients’ homes with the ambition to deliver care efficiently through networks of practitioners working together and integrating services across the health, social care and voluntary sector spectrum.
Services are provided in an efficient building layout that has been designed for future flexibility, with a ‘racetrack’ typology that raises the quality of the patient journey, fostering intuitive way finding and improved patient experience, also giving local GPs additional clinical space needed for everyday care.
Focus on sustainability is not only one at community level but also through a reduced energy footprint, supported systems designed to provide ”net zero carbon’ in operation, using heat pumps and solar panels to power and heat the building
“The new Devizes Health Centre will be a facility the whole community can be proud of and benefit from … As the flagship location for health and care in Devizes, the centre will ensure patients have access to modern facilities and state-of-the-art services while also providing professionals with much-needed additional clinical space, which will allow teams to provide an even greater level of care. I very much look forward to the opening of the new Devizes Health Centre in 2022”
Dr Andrew Girdher, Clinical Chair