After four years of planning, discussion and construction, the three GP surgeries in South Woodham Ferrers will be open in a modern new facility from Monday 11th November.
Greenwood Surgery, Brickfields Surgery and Kingsway Surgery will be moving into Crouch Vale Medical Centre, on Burnham Road near the Sainsbury’s site, over the weekend of 9th and 10th November. This is the first of its kind medical facility in Mid Essex – where multiple GP practices will be providing primary care services within one medical centre.
The new medical centre will provide a premises that is fit for the 21st century and gives a great opportunity for integrated health provision for the town.
The practices and other parts of the local NHS have worked with local transport companies, charities and other NHS services that support you to ensure the smoothest possible transition. And we are incredibly grateful to you, our local community, for your patience during the transition.
The latest version of the FAQ for the three surgeries’ registered patients will be up on their websites very soon along with details of transport arrangements to make getting to Crouch Vale Medical Centre (a name chosen suggestions submitted by local residents) as smooth as possible.
The reception desk on the ground floor of Crouch Vale Medical Centre will be residents’ gateway to most of the services available in the new building . Medical services ranging from GPs and practice nurses to the blood testing service from Mid Essex Hospital Trust and voluntary groups based on the first floor will all be offered from this new medical facility.
The practices are also sharing a newsletter with their patients covering more details of the move and this is available on their websites.
The new address of the centre is:
Crouchvale medical centre
South Woodham Ferrers
The telephone numbers of the practices remain unchanged.
Services based at Crouch Vale Medical Centre from 11th November are listed below and include NHS services from Provide Community Interest company:
- Paediatric diabetes services
- Cardiac clinic
- Paediatrician clinics
- Paediatric speech and language therapy
- Essex Sexual Health Service
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinics
- Community physiotherapy
- Essex Lifestyle Service, supporting stop-smoking and other wellbeing programmes
And from other providers:
- Blood testing, by Mid Essex Hospital
- Services NHS Trust (MEHT)
- Eye clinics with MEHT
- Obstetrics and gynaecology appointments with MEHT
- Health in Mind, the mid Essex Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service
- Learning disability services from Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
- Ultrasound services
- Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CVS)
- Hearing Help Essex
- Toenail cutting service