GPs in the market town of Pocklington are funding a new surgery for their Practice to replace existing accommodation that is spread over several constrained and service restricting buildings. As the Practice’s list size is growing, along with the population of the town, there is increasing need for a new purpose built facility from which to provide a one-stop shop for integrated modern health and social care services.
The new bespoke, contemporary, building is for high quality premises specifically designed to cater for the needs of the practice and its patients, providing enhanced facilities to meet the modern healthcare agenda whilst allowing flexibility for future growth. The project will aim to: Improve access to enhanced primary care services, integrate with other health and social care providers, improve early identification and treatment of long term conditions, improve patient flow, offer a wider range of services to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce dependency on secondary care services by developing viable community alternatives, provide flexibility for future expansion and changes in medical practice. Accommodation will include: Consulting and treatment rooms, reception and waiting areas, training space, on site pharmacy, healthcare related concession space e.g. opticians or dentist, minor surgery, 74 parking spaces together with space to provide mobile scanning services.
Using a sustainable approach to design P+HS Architects expect to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The building is designed to be fully accessible, easy to use, safe and welcoming; it will meet DDA requirements and be ‘Secured by Design’. Work is due to start towards the end of 2013 and GPs hope to welcome patients to the new building in 2014.