People in Waltham Forest are set to benefit from a new state-of-the-art health centre following partnership working between the borough council and local NHS.
The £1.4million building, located within the Sutherland Road development in Walthamstow, is due to open this spring – providing a modern and spacious new home for GPs and other staff at the Lime Tree and Sinnott Healthcare medical practice.
The project formed part of the council’s capital plan for regeneration, which included the desire to improve healthcare infrastructure across the borough, in response to demographic changes and increased local demand for primary care services.
The new purpose-built centre will enable the GP practice to relocate from its existing premises – a short walk away in Sinnott Road – and allow it to expand its current registered list from 6,500 to 10,000 patients over the next 15 years.
The new-look practice will also benefit from investment in digital technologies to facilitate self-monitoring – allowing patients to take greater control of their own care, alongside convenient access to a wider range of health services in the community.
William Cunningham-Davis, Director of Primary Care and Transformation for North East London Clinical Commissioning Group (NEL CCG), said:
“The new healthcare facility at the Sutherland Road development is the first of many planned projects to transform the healthcare system in Waltham Forest in order to improve patient experience and health outcomes.
“Through partnership working with the local council, our vision is to provide local residents with healthcare facilities that are fit for 21st century and provide our practice teams with modern buildings to future-proof for increased demand on primary care.”
Cllr Simon Miller, Portfolio Lead Member for Economic Growth and Housing Delivery at the London Borough of Waltham Forest, said:
“We are glad to be working with NEL CCG on the Sutherland Road development, to provide a new purpose-built healthcare premises.
“The development will provide a modern and spacious healthcare service to meet the needs of a local, growing community, as a result of the Council’s capital plan for regeneration and improving healthcare services infrastructure across the borough.”
Further information on Lime Tree and Sinnott Healthcare medical practice and the services it provides are available on its website here.