Update from Becky Jones, Programme Director
For this month, we wanted to provide an update on some of Together We’re Better’s major capital projects.
Following the £21.9m awarded for the development of the health and care campus on the Outwoods site at Queen’s Hospital in Burton, partners have been working on next steps concerning services that will be located on the site.
A public exhibition to view preliminary designs of the Greenwood House Health Centre development in Burntwood in September 2018 was very well attended by the local community. Detailed design drawings have now been completed and signed off by the Darwin Practice, Staffordshire County Council and NHS England. A planning application for the development will be submitted to Lichfield District Council by the end of February 2019 with work expected to commence later in 2019, subject to planning consent and approval of the final business case by NHS England.
A proposed new Medical Centre in Longton South, due to open in March 2021 will co-locate two GP practices and serve approximately 16,000 people. The outline business case has now been submitted for approval to NHS England with a decision expected in April 2019. The plans for the building will be finalised over the next couple of months with a planning application submission due to be made in May 2019.
The Mental Health Programme has been successful in its capital funding bid for £1.6m, part of which will be targeted at enhancing alcohol detoxification services in Stoke-on-Trent and set up four crisis cafes across the county, designed to make mental health support more accessible to people who might need it.
Click on the link below to watch an introduction to the Estates programme: