Alton Primary Care Centre
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
North Staffordshire PCT
An inspiring community centred scheme completed by Prime’s Staffordshire LIFT partnership, Prima 200.
The Alton practice provides family health services for the village of Alton and the surrounding rural area. The primary care centre is situated in the breathtaking village of Alton, near Alton Towers, Stoke on Trent.
The former premises owned by Dr Webster comprised only three rooms: a reception room, waiting room, dispensary and a consulting room. Serving 1,900 patients it was clear the surgery exhibited all the problems you would expect from a lack of space. The challenge was to develop a building that gave enough space to serve the community. The scheme delivered real and sustainable improvements in the health, wellbeing and quality of life of local people and the centre is now a focal point for the local community.
The residents are very pleased and the partnership between the GPs is working very well. It’s a real advantage to have community staff and primary care staff based together for the first time.”
Carol Goodwin, PCT representative for North Staffordshire