Shifnal to Have New Purpose-built Medical Centre
Shifnal is to have a new purpose-built medical centre in the town to replace the cramped premises of the current practice and to accommodate an anticipated increase in patient numbers from planned housing developments in the area.
Plans set out in a business case for the development of new premises for Shifnal Medical Practice have been approved by Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee.
The new premises will be at Haughton Road and developer and investor Assura aims to start construction early next year, with the new facility opening in early 2021.
This new site has been designed to allow for further growth in the town so it can support an expected 40% increase in its future patient list as a result of planned major housing developments in the local area.
The current practice premises at Shrewsbury Road, which is the only main GP practice in Shifnal, need to be replaced due to cramped conditions with a number of key problems such as poor disabled access and a small reception area. In the design for the new premises, there will be 11 consulting rooms as well as treatment rooms and rooms for counselling and interviews. The site will also have car parking spaces for up to 58 vehicles.
Find the full press release and artists impression of the new premises here: Shifnal
New Shrewsbury Town Centre Site Secured for Relocating Medical Practice
A new town centre site has been secured for Shrewsbury’s Riverside Medical Practice so it can relocate just a short distance from its current site to purpose-built premises.
Plans for the practice to move from its current site at Roushill to The Tannery development on Barker Street have been approved by Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee.
Shropshire Council agreed to invest in the work required to accommodate the practice, as part of its plans to support the regeneration of Shrewsbury’s West End.
The challenge was finding a suitable site that the practice’s 10,000 patients could easily get to that would also have modern facilities.
The practice will be based in the second block on the Tannery Site, which is currently under construction and adjacent to the student accommodation block. There are also plans for a pharmacy to be located in an adjoining ground floor unit.
Overall there will be double the number of clinical rooms in the new building. The space has also been designed so the practice can grow and there are plans to offer a range of additional services including psychological support and care for alcohol dependency. The additional space would also allow the practice to offer accommodation to local patient and self-help groups.
Work has already started on the site as part of the original building work. The new practice and pharmacy is potentially set to be finished and open in June 2020.
Find more information, including an artists impression of the planned development, here: Shrewsbury