04 November 2009,

East Hants LIFT - £3.1m Gosport Medical Centre Receives Green Light

NHS Hampshire and Solent Community Solutions are proud to announce that on Thursday, October 29, 2009 contracts were signed to commence the building of Gosport Medical Centre.

This facility, which will be the home for local GP practice, Dr Burlein and his partners forms part of a £9m redevelopment on the Gosport War Memorial Hospital site.

Gosport Medical Practice, which was originally on the site, has moved into temporary premises near by and is now looking forward to moving into its new building which should be completed in the autumn next year.

Dr Burlein said: "It has been some time in development and I would like to thank our patient's for their patience. We are excited about practicing from a building that will match the level of services we deliver and benefit not only our patients but all of us who work here."

Over the last two years NHS Hampshire has approved the redevelopment of Gosport War Memorial Hospital which has included a £6.1m refurbishment of the Hospital and the transformation of services in order to deliver a modern care service to the local population and an additional £3.1 million invested in providing the Gosport Medical Centre.

Inger Hebden, director of Capital Planning for NHS Hampshire said: "The GP practice and the PCT are absolutely delighted to be able to progress this scheme, which will provide high quality medical services to the local population."

Ian Piper, independent chair of Solent Community Solutions, NHS Hampshire's preferred developer in the east of its county, said: "Gosport Medical Centre is the fifth facility we have now developed for NHS Hampshire totalling an investment of nearly £25.1 million and over £16m this year alone. It represents a huge commitment that both the local health economy and its partners have made in ensuring the infra-structure in east Hampshire is modern and accessible"

The new Medical Centre will be built in the north east corner of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital site. The project will be delivered through NHS Hampshire's south east area LIFT Company, Solent Community Solutions Ltd (SCS) under the NHS LIFT scheme.

For further details please contact Solent Community Solutions Ltd on Tel: 01730234900 or Email: sarah.parke@community-solutions.co.uk