29 July 2014, London

White City welcomes new integrated health and social care services

Development of the Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing in White City, West London is now complete with the first range of health and social care services already up and running.

Parkview Centre for Health & Wellbeing; integrating health, social care and housing in West London

Sitting alongside the four GP practices this fully accessible centre provides a dental suite, child development and speech language therapy unit, diabetes care and heart services and also houses the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Social Care Team.

Improving patient care

Dr Ravi Kukar, whose practice Dr R K Kukar & Partner is moving into the building, said: “I have no doubt the local community will benefit from all the services on offer and as GPs we can offer integrated care under one roof, which reduces waiting times for appointments and takes patients away from A&E and outpatient services.”

Affordable housing

The site also features 170 apartments which form part of an affordable housing scheme and there is additional space on the development for a supermarket and pharmacy to be added.

Community engagement

The Centre was designed to be fully accessible and features vibrant colours, large windows, open spaces and modern furniture – which was chosen by the local community during a showcase organised by NHS Property Services staff last summer. 

The development was led by West London Health Partnerships in collaboration with the NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Property Services, Borough Council, Fulcrum Infrastructure Group, Notting Hill Housing and Galliford Try Partnerships.  Community Health Partnerships is head tenant of the building.