- Alison Challinor, Practice Manager, Hartshill Surgery
Serving more than 6,300 registered patients, the £2.6 million exemplar medical centre provides new and improved accommodation for Hartshill Surgery, tailored to meet staff and patient needs.
With the GPs originally based in a converted residential property with limited car parking, the GP-led project was set against the background of an NHS strategic service development plan to improve primary healthcare and community services in Stoke-on-Trent. Delivered by Prime’s Staffordshire LIFT partnership, Prima 200, the new facility was completed within just 12 months of financial close being reached, ensuring the GPs received a simple, efficient solution to their premises needs.
Designed in consultation with staff, patients and the local community, the single storey building comprises an onsite pharmacy, multi-purpose room and GP training facilities, while allowing space for the practice to grow. Benefitting from larger treatment rooms, the new centre can also offer minor surgery procedures, helping to take pressure off the local hospital and provide support for neighbouring practices.