Brackley Medical centre to welcome its first patients

Opening will be kept low key, due to the current lockdown.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 4:31 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 4:33 pm
Dr Victoria Morrell outside the new Brackley Medical Centre

Brackley's new medical centre will be welcoming its first patients on Monday November 16, although the opening has to be kept low key, due to lockdown.

Dr Philip Stevens, one of eight GP partners at the centre, said: 'After all the years of planning, it is somewhat heartbreaking that we are unable to celebrate the opening of the new centre, but I am sure that our patients will join with me in wishing our staff all the best with the move, especially under such difficult circumstances.'

Brackley Medical Centre and Community Hospital, on Wellington Road, will include a GP surgery featuring 16 consulting and treatment rooms and a dedicated urgent care unit. The building will also house a new high-tech pharmacy, located adjacent to the reception area, with a state-of-the-art automated robot picking system, and two consulting rooms.

Reception area of the new medical centre

Thanks to a partnership with the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, facilities will include an X-ray department, specialist clinics, physiotherapy and a wellbeing hub. Intermediate care beds, all with en-suite facilities, will be available on the top floor.