The local communities of Batemoor, Jordanthorpe, Lowedges and the surrounding areas were welcomed to their state-of-the-art new primary healthcare facility at a public open day on Saturday 27th October where Robert Bailey, Non-Executive Director of Sheffield PCT opened the new centre with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The open day was a big success as hundreds of people from the local community came to look around and take part in guided tours of the building and get information on the services available within the health centre.
Other activities and entertainment in the form of a free prize draw, face painting, bouncy castle, drumming and circus skills workshops, hip-hop dancing performances and a photographic display 'Images of Health' and music by young musicians at Meadowhead School were also on show.
Feedback about that new centre from those who attended has been overwhelmingly positive; 'Magic place - we are so fortunate to have all of this here on our doorstep',
'I think it's wonderful', 'Fantastic place, friendly people and well needed',
'Very impressive building and facilities - inc public spaces. A great buzz about the day - engaging and enjoyable'
Working in partnership Community 1st Sheffield (the Sheffield LIFT company) and Sheffield PCT have developed the £4.2m new health centre as part of their continued vision to expand the range of healthcare services in Sheffield and improve access to services for local communities. The ground breaking facility, which houses a range of health services under one roof, is the first of its kind in the south-west of the city and represents the PCT's commitment to delivering quality healthcare services in local communities. The new centre will be home to a GP practice, podiatry surgery and clinics, two dental surgeries, physiotherapy treatment rooms and gymnasium and commercial space, all with new and improved parking facilities.