What is being built?
A new, modern and accessible medical practice for Timperley.
Why are Park Medical Practice moving into this new building?
- Secures the long-term future of the practice
- Space for more GP’s, nurses, trainees and other healthcare professionals
- Improved patient confidentiality and accessibility
- Much more energy efficient and friendlier to the environment
- Purpose-built facility designed and constructed to the latest standards
- An improved working environment for all clinicians and practice staff
- Accessible, town centre location
- On-site pharmacy making the collection of prescriptions easier
- Spacious and light waiting area with improved rest-room facilities
- Designed to be a cleaner and healthier environment for our patients
Why is a new medical centre needed?
Park Medical Practice has been making do without the clinical space and facilities it needs for many years, and this has placed limitations on the range and quality of service that can be provided to patients. Park Medical Practice currently has 3 GP’s and serves 6300 local patients. The current premises, although a beautiful Victorian building, is inefficient and unsuitable for a modern-day GP surgery, placing limitations on accessibility for patients and does not comply to latest infection control standards.
The GP’s and practice staff have been working for a long time to find a suitable larger, more modern facility with space to offer improved services to patients and especially those with disabilities. They also wanted a building which is equipped for future growth in demand from Timperley.
The GP’s envisage that the new medical centre will allow for increased appointment capacity in the coming years and as the population grows. It will replace the existing premises on Park Road.
What exactly is being built and where?
The new medical practice building is being constructed as part of a mixed-use development on Baker Street, in Timperley town centre. Along with the new medical practice, there will be a new pharmacy building, library and private residential apartments. Whitfield & Brown are the main contractor working on the build. Once completed, the new practice will provide 430sqm of useable clinical and administration space, comprising level access with automatic entrance doors, a spacious waiting area, reception space, office space, 8 compliant clinical rooms, utility rooms, 16 secure off-road parking spaces and an on-site pharmacy.
How was this build decided?
Trafford Council granted planning permission for the development in September 2016.
How have patients and the public been updated?
Patients have been informed via our text messaging system. Patient surveys have been issued both electronically and paper form.
Is there going to be enough car parking?
The practice has managed to secure 16 dedicated parking spaces for staff and patients on what is a compact site. This is an increase on current car parking capacity at the existing Park Road site but will be complemented by the public transport routes and existing parking facilities in the town centre.
How can patients access the site via public transport?
Stockport Road bus stops, by The Stonemasons Arms pub, are located 100 yards from the new practice entrance. For bus timetables and more information, visit tfgm.com/public-transport
Who are Assura?
Assura are a specialist primary care property company based in Warrington, Cheshire and will be the practices long-term property partner, leasing it to the GP’s in a long-term arrangement agreed by the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and independently assessed as being value for money to the NHS.
Assura has been operating for over 15 years and in that time has led many GP surgery builds around the country, as well as improving facilities and extending existing GP surgery buildings. In total, Assura looks after just over 560 GP surgery buildings which serve more than 5 million NHS patients and from which more than 500 GP practices operate.
When will it open to patients?
The construction programme is currently due to complete in Autumn/Winter 2020, with the premises opening to patients shortly after handover.
I’m a patient, will I need to change my details?
Patients don’t need to do anything – the practice will provide all relevant updates and information to existing patients on the transition to the new building.