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Construction begins for new Marine Lake Health and Wellbeing Centre in West Kirby
An important investment in local, community based healthcare that will bring many benefits for patients, residents and the wider community.
Here at the Trust, we are thrilled to mark the start of the development of the Marine Lake Health and Wellbeing Centre in West Kirby – a partnership project with Marine Lake and Estuary Medical Practice and Age UK Wirral. Key stakeholders including local Councillor Jeff Green, neighbours and local residents, local press, Eric Wright Group and representatives from Team WCHC, came together to mark the official ‘spades in the ground’ and celebrate the start of this exciting project.
The development is an important investment in local, community based healthcare and will bring many benefits for patients, residents and the wider community, including:
the relocation of Marine Lake Medical Practice and Estuary Medical Practice
extended hours and increased capacity
access to specialist health and care services including Community Cardiology
an expanded 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service for local families
the opening of a new community space led by Age UK Wirral
Due to open in the spring of 2023, the purpose built, state of the art health and wellbeing centre also boasts wellbeing gardens and a series of local art installations and exhibitions.
The project team has engaged with local residents and members of the community about the plans and are keen to continue working with residents and community groups to make sure they get it right for everyone.
Karen Howell, Chief Executive at WCHC, is clear that the project has people at its heart: “Bringing together primary and community care (including social care) in one place, as well as access to specialist health and care services, is invaluable for our local communities. We are delighted to soon be providing specialist community services including Community Cardiology in the heart of West Kirby, and extending our health and care offer across Wirral, ensuring people can receive care closer to home and avoid a visit to hospital.”
Dr Henry Aldwinckle, GP at Marine Lake and Estuary Medical Practice, said: “We are thrilled for the move to the new Health and Wellbeing Centre as it brings positive opportunities for our patients, including additional consultation rooms, a new minor surgery unit and access to a range of specialist health and care services. The team and I are looking forward to the relocation and what it will bring to our patients.”
Equally excited for the new centre is Jamie Anderson, Chief Executive Age UK Wirral: “The new community space will be a valuable asset for our local community. A social space to meet old and new friends alike in the café, to get involved in a programme of activities and access services from Age UK Wirral and partner organisations. The community space provides something for everyone.”
To find out more about the project take a look at the 3D walk-through of the new development below.