Current and future residents of Wellesbourne and the surrounding villages are to benefit from a brand new medical centre following the grant of planning consent by Stratford on Avon Council. This marks a major milestone for the much needed 1,400sqm development, which will replace the existing cramped and obsolete Hastings House building with a larger state-of-the-art modern primary care facility with a wider range of health services.
The development has been made possible through a partnership between the Walton Estate, Persimmon Homes, South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Hastings House Medical Practice. The new development project is a priority for NHS England in Warwickshire.
The new building will provide a ‘state of the art’ fit for purpose new primary care facility at the heart of the local community. The location at Dog Close being in the centre of the village provides much improved access by car (increased parking) and by bus and its proximity to other local facilities will deliver vibrancy to the village centre.
The new facility will offer some 24 clinical rooms for the GP, nurses and other local community providers allowing the Practice to offer improved access to patients. It will also permit an increased range of services and by delivering this level of local care will in turn reduce the number of hospital admissions by providing services closer to home.
Dr Martin Read-Jones commented ‘The Practice recognised some years ago that the existing Hastings House was obsolete and after all our hard work in partnership with Walton Estate and Persimmon I am delighted that we are now in a real position to move forward in creating what I am sure will be a major asset to our patients for the next generation and beyond’