Medical Centres Group are moving ahead with plans to improve GP facilities for Brighton residents, with a new modern health centre that will serve over 16,000 patients. There will also be a new pharmacy on the site, making life easier for patients needing medication.
Councillor Daniel Yates, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council said, “This is a great example of how we can provide much-needed local services by working together as partners.”
This new development will replace the existing St Peter’s Medical Centre. The North Laine Medical Centre will also move to the new site and merge with St Peter’s. Together in one large new medical centre, over three times the size of the existing St Peter’s, they will be able to offer more patients more services, both in the building and in the community.
The Medical Centres Group will be overseeing the development of the project and making sure patient disruption is kept to a minimum. The plan is for a phased development that will allow the surgery to stay open and caring for patients whilst the new medical centre is being built.
This is another example of how important the building itself is for facilitating good health outcomes and creating a positive working environment for staff. The existing buildings are no longer fit for purpose and restrict what the surgeries can offer patients. The new building will allow positive changes to be implemented for the community.
Further information on the merger of the surgeries, and the new development can be found here.