The Grimethorpe Centre
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The Grimethorpe Health Centre was part of the second phase of tranche 1 developments planned for Barnsley together with the Cudworth Joint Service Centre.

The centre’s aim is to enhance health and well-being and provide flexible and adaptable facilities to meet the changing demands of community based health and social care.

Since the collapse of the mining industry across the UK, Goldthorpe has suffered significantly in terms of social depravation and health. The Local Authority has worked hard to reverse this trend and regenerate the area and the Grimethorpe Health Centre has had a significant impact on raising health standards and community building. The impact of the centre was officially recognised in 2008 with the centre receiving the NHS LIFT Regeneration Award.

The award winning health centre opened to the community on Saturday 19th April 2008 with local MP, Jeff Ennis, The Chair of Barnsley Primary Care Trust, Tom Sheard, and the renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Band all in attendance giving their support to the new facility that has helped improve the health and social well being and social cohesion of the community.

Jeff Ennis, MP for Barnsley East & Mexborough, said “I have a real attachment to this area having worked at the former Grimethorpe Colliery myself and am therefore delighted to be involved with the opening of the facility that will surely breathe even more new life into the community”.

Tom Sheard, Chairman of the Barnsley Primary Care Trust, stated “Today marks an important day for the people of Grimethorpe and for all the people who have worked hard on the new building. We are very proud to open this LIFT Centre on behalf of Grimethorpe’s community. As both a provider and commissioner of local healthcare, the Primary Care Trust’s priority is to ensure people are able to access their health services in an environment which is clean, modern and fit for the job. Not only does the new Grimethorpe LIFT Centre allow us to do this, but it will also bring some services much closer to home for patients, making easier, faster access to a wide range of high quality healthcare that is much more convenient too”.

Currently the centre provides GP services, physiotherapy, chiropody, speech therapy, social welfare, mental health, community nursing and primary healthcare services to the Grimethorpe community.

"Today marks an important day for the people of Grimethorpe and for all the people who have worked hard on the new building. We are very proud to open this LIFT Centre on behalf of Grimethorpe's community. As both a provider and commissioner of local healthcare, the Primary Care Trust's priority is to ensure people are able to access their health services in an environment which is clean, modern and fit for the job. Not only does the new Grimethorpe LIFT Centre allow us to do this, but it will also bring some services much closer to home for patients, making easier, faster access to a wide range of high quality healthcare that is much more convenient too." Tom Sheard, Chairman of Barnsley Primary Care

Key Features

• Winner of the 2008 NHS LIFT Regeneration Award.
• Impact on health, community building and social cohesion.
• GP services.Primary Care Services.
• Community health services including district nursing, health visitors and school health.
• Sessional services including physiotherapy, child and adolescent mental health services, podiatry, speech therapy,
  family planning and mental health services.
• 1,002m2 of accommodation.

Goldthorpe Centre
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Innovative use of space and design - a focal point for the community offering a selection of complimentary public and private services.

Barnsley Community Solutions LtdThe Goldthorpe Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, completed on 22nd November 2004. This was a PPP (NHS LIFT) project for Barnsley PCT, Barnsley MBC & Weldricks Pharmacy, funded by Barclays Bank plc. Pearce Bottomley were the architects and Bluestone Plc the contractors.

Consultation and engagement with stakeholders, throughout all phases of the development process, focused on understanding and integrating local needs and priorities. As such an extensive range of health and social care facilities, as well as an eight-GP surgery, are housed within the building therefore providing improved services to cater for the growing needs of patients in this part of Barnsley.

John Hutton, Health Minister, said: “We can now say to people that if they want to see what the 21st century NHS looks like they should come to Barnsley. Outside London, Barnsley is the first to open these fantastic new buildings and they are a tribute to all those involved in making them happen.

”The centre, located on the site previously occupied by the Dearne Town Hall, was completed on time and to budget within a 46-week contract period - this included demolition of the Town Hall. Affordability and value for money has been enhanced through the development of multi-purpose rooms and the attraction of a private sector tenant as third party revenue provider.

One of the first three of a series of developments planned for Barnsley, the project aims to enhance the health and well-being of patients and staff, whilst at the same time being flexible and adaptable in order to meet the future changing demands of community-based health and social care.

The first phase, with a value of £13.6 million, is part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between Community Solutions for Primary Care (CSPC), Partnerships for Health (PfH), Barnsley Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC).

The 'LIFTCo' that was formed as a result of this agreement (Barnsley Community Solutions Limited) has entered into 25 year Lease Plus Agreements with both Barnsley PCT and Barnsley MBC for parts of the facility. A separate third party tenant lease has been entered into with the pharmacy.

Barnsley Community Solutions Limited is responsible for the maintenance of external and internal fabric of the facility (Hard FM) and tenants for internal cleaning etc (Soft FM). Estate management by Community Solutions for Primary Care Ltd.

"We can now say to people that if they want to see what the 21st century NHS looks like they should come to
Barnsley. Outside London, Barnsley is the first to open these fantastic new buildings and they are a tribute to all
those involved in making them happen."
John Hutton, Health Minister

Key Features

• 2500 sq. m. of accommodation space
• General medical services provided by eight GPs for some 14,000 patients, with additional space for GP
  trainees, along with associated primary care teams (community nurses, health visitors etc) and
  administration staff
• Secondary to primary care and community health accommodation including two minor surgery suites,
  ENT facilities, a podiatry treatment facility, a community dental suite, multi-purpose and health
  promotion rooms and visiting consultant rooms
• A Community Information Service reception and information facilityAccommodation for two Children
  and Families Social Care teams including soft contact and case conference rooms
• Accommodation for a community based Adult Care and Assessment teamA community pharmacy

Great Houghton Health Centre
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The Great Houghton Health Centre incorporates accommodation for NHS Barnsley and a one, two GP practice. Services on offer from the new centre will include GP and community health services.

The health centre is located on a very small site nestled between residential and commercial properties. Access for working space and material deliveries is extremely constrained. The facility replaces and adds to an existing flat roof timber facility that was in a poor state of repair and considered no longer fit for the delivery of 21st century healthcare services. The design is highly influenced by the surrounding residential accommodation.

The Great Houghton Centre has been carefully planned to offer an inclusive, modern environment, around a central public area which will offer reception/waiting areas, public health displays, community artwork and toilet/baby facilities. Access to consulting, treatment and staff areas will be controlled. The total Gross Internal Area (GIA) is 316 m2 arranged over one floor.

The design has been developed with a view to mitigate the buildings impact on the surrounding environment in terms of choice of materials, construction activities; ecological impact, life cycle and running costs. The centre will incorporate renewable energy technologies, reducing its carbon footprint and lowering energy costs.

The facility will be operational from February 2011 and will incorporate community artwork.

 

The Hoyland Centre
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The Hoyland Centre has created a landmark facility in Hoyland town centre, in a prominent location in the centre of the retail/commercial area.

The facility occupies three sites (main building and two car parks) that were previously used as retail, leisure and scrub land. Facilities on the sites were in a poor state of repair and in need of regeneration. The facility has acted as a catalyst for the regeneration of Hoyland town centre and was seen as phase 1 of a much wider regeneration plan which includes construction of new retail and business incubation units plus the formation of a new town square that will accommodate a new market, community artwork, recreational areas and community events.

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Services on offer from the new centre include a community library and learning centre, giving access to Local Authority Services, children and family services, community learning kitchen, community facilities, access to universal advice and self help, GP services, district nursing, school nursing, health visiting, community medical officer, podiatry, family planning, mental health, physiotherapy, substance misuse, speech therapy, dietetics, CAMHS, management of referrals to secondary care, minor/day surgery, diagnostic services, chronic disease management, acute illness care, post operative rehabilitation care, provisions to accommodate a mobile diagnostic unit and pharmacy and refreshment services.

The Hoyland Centre has been being carefully planned to offer an inclusive, modern environment, around a central public area which offers a meet and greet/reception area, waiting area, public displays, community artwork, community rooms and a Changing Places fully accessible toilet. The total Gross Internal Area (GIA) is 2,726 m2 arranged over two floors, with the majority of public interface areas being accessed from the ground floor. An external courtyard area is included to introduce natural lighting into the large facility. Due to the town centre location, car parking is provided offsite but adjacent the facility. Public transport links are excellent.

The facility is designed and will be constructed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification which ensures excellence in design and sustainability. The centre will incorporate renewable energy technologies, reducing its carbon footprint and lowering energy costs. The design has been developed with a view to mitigate the buildings impact on the surrounding environment in terms of choice of materials, construction activities; ecological impact, life cycle and running costs.

The facility was completed in August 2011 and incorporated large scale community artwork.

Key Features

• 2,726m2 of accommodation
• Community library and learning centre
• Children and family services
• Community learning kitchen
• Community facilities
• Access to universal advice and self help
• 3 GP Practices Community Health Services including:
         • District Nursing
         • School nursing
         • Health visiting
         • Community medical officer
         • Podiatry
         • Family planning
         • Mental health
         • Physiotherapy
         • Substance misuse
         • Speech therapy
         • Dietics
         • CAMHS
         • Management of referrals to secondary care
         • Minor/day surgery
         • Diagnostics services
         • Chronic disease management
         • Acute illness care
         • Post operative rehabilitation care
• Provisions for a mobile diagnostic unit
• Pharmacy
• Refreshment area

The Athersley
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The Round House health centre is located on a prominent brown field site serving both the Athersley and New Lodge communities.

New Lodge is currently being regenerated by Berneslai Homes and the new health centre forms the key stone to the regeneration plans. The site was up until recently used as open grassland but previously housed a community centre and before that was the site of a roundhouse which formed the gatehouse to the former New Lodge manor house. The area is still referred to as the ‘Round House’ and this term has greatly influenced the design.

The centre includes accommodation for NHS Barnsley, three two GP practices, and a pharmacy. Services on offer from the centre include GP services, minor surgery, district nursing, school nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, child and adolescent mental health, podiatry, orthoptist, speech therapy, family planning, mental health, diagnostic, chronic disease management and pharmacy services. There is provision on the site for accommodating a mobile MRI scanner.

The Athersley/New Lodge Health Centre has been carefully planned to offer an inclusive, modern environment, around a central public area which offers reception/waiting areas, public health displays, community artwork, baby/toilet facilities and a pharmacy. All GP patient interface accommodation is located on the ground floor.

The facility is designed and constructed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification which ensures excellence in design and sustainability. The centre incorporates renewable energy technologies, reducing its carbon footprint and lowering energy costs. The design has been developed with a view to mitigate the buildings impact on the surrounding environment in terms of choice of materials, construction activities; ecological impact, life cycle and running costs.

The facility became operational from March 2011 and incorporates large scale community artwork.

Key Features

• 1,776m2 of accommodation
• 3 GP Practices
• Minor surgery suite
• Community health services including:
         • District nursing
         • School nursing
         • Health visiting
         • Physiotherapy
         • Child and adolescent mental health
         • Podiatry
         • Orthoptist
         • Speech therapy
         • Family planning
         • Mental health
         • Diagnostic and chronic disease management
• Provisions for a mobile diagnostic unit
• Pharmacy


    

Darton Centre
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The Darton Centre is located on the site of the former Darton Urban District Council Town Hall.

The site is constrained in terms of size and topography, rising steeply from North to South. As such the design incorporates ground floor access on all floors and has an array of retaining structures. Due to the previous site usage, local interest in preserving the sites heritage is high and the facility will incorporate a community history project where historical artefacts are retained and re-used/displayed within the facility and grounds.

Services on offer from the new centre include  access to Local Authority services, adult social care teams, a Children’s Centre (Sure Start), community facilities, access to universal advice and self help, a physiotherapy suite and office accommodation for NHS Barnsley staff.

The centre has been being carefully planned to offer an inclusive, modern environment, around a central public area which offers a meet and greet area, waiting areas, public displays, community artwork/historical artefacts, community facilities and a Changing Places fully accessible toilet. Access to staff, consulting/treatment rooms and the children’s centre will be controlled. The total Gross Internal Area (GIA) is 799 m2 arranged over two floors, with all public areas having access from the ground floor. An external activity area is included for the children’s centre.

The facility is designed and constructed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification which ensures excellence in design and sustainability. The centre incorporates renewable energy technologies, reducing its carbon footprint and lowering energy costs. The design has been developed with a view to mitigate the buildings impact on the surrounding environment in terms of choice of materials, construction activities; ecological impact, life cycle and running costs.

The facility became operational from October 2011 and incorporates large scale historical artefacts/community artwork.

Key Features

• 799m2 of accommodation
• Barnsley Connects contact centre
• Adult social care
• Children’s centre
• Community Facilities
• Access to universal advice and self help
• Physiotherapy suite
• Accommodation for Community Healthcare Teams

Worsbrough Centre
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An inspiring focal point for the community and those who work at the centre.

Offering inspiration to both users and staff, the Worsbrough Centre opened in November 2004, was designed to do more than simply replace existing facilities and instead aimed to also provide a focal point for the community whilst still meeting demanding affordability criteria.

Located on a Brownfield site previously owned by Barnsley MBC and partly occupied by a nursery school; this super surgery is home to an extensive range of health and social care facilities as well as an eight-GP surgery. It replaces a number of cramped and out-of-date premises in the area and successfully caters for the growing needs of patients in this part of Barnsley.

Health Minister, John Hutton, said: "Yorkshire's new super surgeries will provide some of the most modern family doctor facilities anywhere in the country. People in Barnsley have been looking forward to this for a long time and it's all finally taking shape."

One of the first three of a series of developments planned for Barnsley to enhance health and well-being and provide flexible and adaptable facilities in order to meet future changing demands of community-based health and social care and other local Services, the centre was completed on time and to budget on 25th October 2004, in total a 42-week contract period.

The first phase, with a value of £13.6 million, is part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between Community Solutions for Primary Care (CSPC), Partnerships for Health (PfH), Barnsley Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC).

The 'LIFTCo' that was formed as a result of this agreement (Barnsley Community Solutions Limited) has entered into 25 year Lease Plus Agreements with both Barnsley PCT and Barnsley MBC for parts of the facility. A separate third party tenant lease has been entered into with the pharmacy.

Barnsley Community Solutions Limited is responsible for the maintenance of external and internal fabric of the facility (Hard FM) and tenants for internal cleaning etc (Soft FM).

"Yorkshire’s new super surgeries will provide some of the most modern family doctor facilities anywhere in the country. People in Barnsley have been looking forward to this for a long time and it’s all finally taking shape." John Hutton, Health Minister

Key Features

• 2200 sq. m. of accommodation space
• General medical services provided by eight GPs for some 13,000 patients, with additional
  space for GP trainees along with associated primary care teams (community nurses,
  health visitors etc) and administrative staff
• Secondary to primary care and community health accommodation including two minor
  surgery suites, a talking therapy suite, an occupational therapy room, a community
  psychiatric nurse room, podiatry treatment facilities, health promotion and community
  use rooms and a visiting consultant and treatment room
• A Community Information Service reception and information facility
• Accommodation for a Children and Families Social Care team, including soft contact
  and case conference rooms
• Accommodation for a community based Adult Care and Assessment team
• A community pharmacy

Thurnscoe Centre
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State-of-the-art super surgeries housing 7 GPs and extensive healthcare facilities.

Cramped and out-of-date health premises are a thing of the past in Barnsley since the Thurnscoe Centre was completed on time and to budget on 8th November 2004. Housing a seven-GP surgery along with an extensive range of other healthcare facilities, this purpose-built centre now provides improved services to cater for the growing needs of patients.

Thurnscoe was one of the first three of a series of developments with a value of £13.6 million that were delivered in Barnsley and is located on a Brownfield site previously owned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, bounded on the eastern side by a railway line.

John Hutton, Health Minister, said: “There are 15 new super surgeries planned across the country over the next year that will help transform the way we deliver health and social care and there is no better place than Barnsley to mark this new beginning."

To assist in meeting the demanding affordability criteria a private sector tenant was attracted as a third party revenue provider and work was started and finished within a 46-week contract period. The finished project hopes to enhance the health and well-being of patients and staff, whilst being flexible and adaptable in order to meet the future changing needs of health and social care and broader community-based services.

The centre is part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between Community Solutions for Primary Care (CSPC), Partnerships for Health (PfH), Barnsley Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The 'LIFTCo' that was formed as a result of this agreement (Barnsley Community Solutions Limited) has entered into a 25 year Lease Plus Agreement with Barnsley PCTfor this facility.

A separate third party tenant lease has been entered into with the pharmacy.Barnsley Community Solutions Limited is responsible for the maintenance of external and internal fabric of the facility (Hard FM), with the tenants being responsible for internal cleaning etc (Soft FM).

"There are 15 new super surgeries planned across the country over the next year that will help transform the way we deliver health and social care and there is no better place than Barnsley to mark this new beginning." John Hutton, Health Minister

Key Features

• 1570 sq. m. of accommodation space
• General medical services provided by seven GPs for some 12,500 patients, with additional
  space for GP trainees along with associated primary care teams (community nurses,
  health visitors etc) and administrative staff
• Community health accommodation including a physiotherapy suite, an audiology consulting
  room, a talking therapy room, podiatry treatment facilities, a multi-purpose room and a
  visiting consultant and treatment room
• A local authority Community Information Service (CIS) information kiosk
• A community pharmacy

The Cudworth Centre
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4 GP practices, pharmacy, dental health, audiology and other healthcare services.

Cudworth Primary Care Centre has become a central hub facility within the deprived north eastern area of Barnsley; providing a wide range of services to cater for the growing needs of patients in the area.

This purpose built facility offers services including General Medical Services provided by four-GP Branch Practices, a range of community health services as well as community information services, all housed within a modern and accessible building. Consultation and engagement with stakeholders, throughout all the phases of the development process, has been a key to understanding and integrating local needs and priorities.

Part of the second phase of a series of developments for Barnsley to enhance health and well-being and provide flexible and adaptable facilities in order to meet future changing demands of community-based health and social care and other local Services, the centre is be located on land previously owned by Barnsley MBC, which was sold to the LiftCo; Barnsley Community Solutions Limited.

Barnsley Community Solutions will be responsible for the maintenance of external and internal fabric of the facility (Hard FM) and tenants for internal cleaning etc (Soft FM).

Services include:

District Nurses
School Nurse
Health Visitors
Podiatry
Physiotherapy
Audiology
GP’s
Multi-Purpose/Baby Clinic
Minor Surgery
Retinopathy

The organisations that provide services from the building are as follows:

The Sriramulu Practice
The Harban Practice
The Saxena Practice
The White Rose Practice
South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

The teams based at The Cudworth Centre and services provided are as follows:

4 GP Practices
Dental Health Provision
Audiology
Podiatry
District Nursing
Opthalmology
Physiotherapy
Family Planning
Mental Health
Speech Therapy
Minor Surgery
The development includes capacity for BMBC to provide a range of services including Community Information Service desks, Social Services, Childrens' and Adults' teams
A Pharmacy
Expansion space for a further practice