New medical centre in the pipeline for London locals

A council in London has claimed locals lives will be transformed by a new multi-purpose health care centre and the construction of new council homes.

Haringey Council have stated more than 25,000 residents will benefit from a new health care centre that will be situated in Tottenham Hale.

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Welbourne Health Centre, the new medical facility, is set to deliver primary care services and safeguard quality healthcare provision for people of all ages. The Lawrence House Group, a GP practice which currently has four surgeries in the area, will be relocating its medical centre in Hale Village to the latest health site.

In addition to this, the health centre is next to the site where the council is building 130 new council homes.

In addition to this, the council are also supplying 130 new council homes next to the new healthcare site to help local residents. 

Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for House Building, Placemaking, and Development, and Cllr Lucia das Neves, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, said: ‘This is a milestone for residents in Tottenham and across the borough as health partners work to deliver a much-needed healthcare centre on the Welbourne site.

‘We are committed to working closely with our partners in the Integrated Care Board, to develop a facility that will give local people access to excellent health facilities.

‘The provision of another 130 new Council homes, in what will become known as Walter Tull house, is yet another substantial achievement within the Council’s ambitious house-building programme that is aiming to build 3,000 council homes over ten years.

‘We cannot wait to welcome patients into the new clinic facility and new tenants into our homes.’

In 2015, the Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group commissioned a joint report with NHS England which identified a need for a health facility by 2025. With plans for the new health centre proposed in January 2022 and now being brought into action, this goal now seems likely to be achieved. 

Rachel Lissauer, Director of Integration for Haringey, and Dr Peter Christian, Interim Clinical Lead for Haringey, NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board, said: ‘We are so pleased that this development has finally been given the green light.

‘This is a huge achievement requiring hard work and cooperation from a range of organisations and will mean that patients in the Tottenham area will benefit from a much-needed healthcare facility.

‘These new premises will provide an excellent working environment for our hard-working GPs and practice staff and it is hoped will also attract the next generation of GPs and healthcare professionals, ensuring the sustainability of general practice going forwards.

‘Improving primary care estates across the borough is a key priority for us.  This is the third primary care investment scheme we have undertaken in Haringey with over £11m invested in the last two years with completed schemes in Muswell Hill and Green Lanes and Welbourne to follow in 2023.

‘Several further primary care estates improvement projects for Haringey are in development. 

‘The Welbourne facility and the wider programme of work reflect our ongoing commitment to investing in primary care premises to support the delivery of high-quality services for patients now and into the future.’

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