CENTRAL and Eastern Cheshire PCT has announced the name of the developer appointed to build major new health facilities in Northwich.
The company that will have the responsibility for finding a suitable site and building the new facilities is Assura, one of the UK’s leading investors in primary care centres, which has a strong track record of delivering similar schemes - including several locally.
The plan is to develop modern primary care premises bringing the three surgeries, Danebridge, Witton Street and Middlewich Road, into one location alongside community health services and diagnostic services.
The decision was announced following a meeting of the Primary Care Trust Board which took place yesterday, Tuesday, January 27. At the meeting, board members approved the recommendation of the panel who had interviewed prospective developers earlier in the month.
Sue Noyce, project leader for the PCT said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Assura to this project. The team put forward a very strong bid and we were particularly impressed by their enthusiasm for working with local people to ensure that the new facilities are a real asset to Northwich.”
Tom Cooke, development manager from Assura, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT on yet another major primary care centre which will greatly benefit the local community by bringing a range of services closer to patients' homes.
“This primary care centre for Northwich is another health facility in which Assura has invested within Central and Eastern Cheshire. They include centres in Barnton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Sandbach and Winsford.”