05 November 2015, National

Celebrating success at Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is pleased to announce that two of its purpose-built, primary and community healthcare buildings won awards at the prestigious, 2015 Building Better Health Care Awards, held in London on Wednesday 4 November.

Nelson Health Centre, Merton; winner of Best Primary Care Development

The Nelson Health Centre won Best Primary Care Development, with architects Murphy Philipps collecting the award.

Improving accessibility to healthcare

The new £14m Health Centre in Merton opened its doors to patients in April this year, greatly improving accessibility to health care for residents of Merton in south west London.  

The planning, development and construction of Nelson Health Centre was led by Private Public Partnership (LIFT Company) South London Health Partnerships Ltd, in partnership with CHP and Merton CCG.

Transforming service delivery

Adam Doyle, Director of Commissioning and Planning at the NHS Merton CCG, said: “The Nelson Health Centre is transforming the way that health services are provided for the community; care is organised around patient needs and delivered closer to home."

Exemplar in primary and acute service delivery

The New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City was ‘highly commended’ in two categories at the award ceremony - Best Acute Hospital Development and Best Primary Care Development. 

The Hospital in Welwyn Garden City opened its doors to patients in May this year and is due to be officially opened on Friday 6 November.

This state of the art building was developed by public private partnership Assemble Community Partnerships (LIFT Company), along with CHP and NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Hertfordshire Community Trust provide the majority of the services in the new hospital which include an Urgent Care Centre, out of hours GP service and outpatient facilities.

Responding to the challenge of improving NHS estate

Speaking about the development, Alan Pond, Chief Operating officer, Herts Valley CCG and Local Public Sector Director for Assemble said: “The NHS reform presents a challenge to improve the utilisation of the estate and generate efficiency savings.

"By promoting greater service integration through collaboration with CCGs, local authorities, health and wellbeing boards, trusts and other local partners, projects like the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital are meeting this challenge.”

The New Queen Elizabeth Hospital; highly commended in two BBH Awards 2015

Services available at the New QEII Hospital include a 24hr Urgent Care Centre

The New Queen Elizabeth Hospital; highly commended in two BBH Awards 2015

Services available at the New QEII Hospital include a 24hr Urgent Care Centre