25 September 2012,

New City of Coventry Health Centre is officially opened

The new £22.5m five storey City of Coventry Health Centre has been officially opened by Paul Sabapathy CBE, Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands today, Tuesday 25th September 2012.

Paul Sabapathy CBE, Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands, says: "I am delighted to open the new City of Coventry Health Centre which be a great asset to the people of Coventry. It is really important that people are able to access the highest standard of healthcare in buildings that are fit for purpose and that do justice to the great services that the NHS offers. The new health centre certainly achieves this for the city of Coventry."

Alison Gingell, Chair of the Arden Cluster (NHS Coventry and NHS Warwickshire), says: "The official opening of the City of Coventry Health Centre is the final step in fulfilling the promise that the NHS made to local people that a new city centre health facility would be built for them. Thanks to the hard work of all those involved in the projects from patients to healthcare professionals, local stakeholders to contractors, this promise has now been fulfilled."

The City of Coventry Health Centre on Stoney Stanton Road is the new home for three GP practices, Lloyds Pharmacy, the Coventry Walk-in centre and the GP out-of-hours service and has been open to members of the public since the beginning of the year.

The new purpose-built health centre offers patients a faster route to a variety of care under one roof, including phlebotomy, physiotherapy, and children's and family services. A café run by the WRVS offers visitors refreshments and the building is fully accessible to people with disabilities or who don't speak English as a first language.

For further information visit www.coventrycarepartnership.co.uk