Update on Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre

News Shopper: Bromley Clinical Commissioning Chair Dr Andrew Parsons Bromley Clinical Commissioning Chair Dr Andrew Parsons

IT HAS been revealed the Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre will be open mid 2014.

Possible sites for the new building, including the disused police station on the High Street, are being whittled down and a shortlist of two will be explored next month.

The decision to confirm the transferral of services from Orpington Hospital to a Health and Wellbeing Centre was made at a public meeting at the Joint Boards of NHS South East London on November 29 although the final vote was cast only by Bromley primary care trust (PCT) members.

It is hoped the centre will be confirmed in May 2013 with contracts agreed by July 2013 and the opening taking place mid-2014.

Bromley Clinical Commissioning Chair Dr Andrew Parsons said: "We are confident the changes decided are an opportunity to improve patient care by bringing together those services people need most often and delivering them closer to people's homes as well as having a strong focus in preventing illness and staying healthy."

A spokesperson for NHS Bromley said: “There will be no break in health services for patients during this time.

“Where appropriate, some outpatients may go to the Princess Royal University Hospital, in Farnborough Common, for their treatment, but we have clearly said that this needs to be carefully planned with the Trust Special Administrator for South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

“So before any moves can happen, we need to ensure there is adequate arrangement for capacity and parking at the Princess Royal Hospital and also to know that the Secretary of State for Health's report in February confirms this as the right way forward.”

The spokesperson also revealed there will only be two GP surgeries moving into the centre, rather than three as originally thought, because two surgeries have merged to become one.

 

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6:48pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

Still want to know what a "Health and Wellbeing Centre" will do
Still want to know what a "Health and Wellbeing Centre" will do Marty1979

9:16pm Fri 30 Nov 12

suejon says...

aren't there some public meetings for the public still to go to? waiting lists will be even longer
aren't there some public meetings for the public still to go to? waiting lists will be even longer suejon

9:35pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

suejon, public meetings...LOL. Stop fooling yourself that 'they' care about the publics opinion. 'They' dont give a F !
suejon, public meetings...LOL. Stop fooling yourself that 'they' care about the publics opinion. 'They' dont give a F ! Gypo.Joe

1:38am Sat 1 Dec 12

goldenbroomboy says...

Crap.

He should dye what is left of his hair, and lose his fuzzy beard.

Winker.
Crap. He should dye what is left of his hair, and lose his fuzzy beard. Winker. goldenbroomboy

11:43am Sat 1 Dec 12

dave76 says...

Health and Wellbeing Center = 2nd Rate Hospital with less facilities.
Health and Wellbeing Center = 2nd Rate Hospital with less facilities. dave76

4:28pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Meduza says...

Although I have no problem in principal to this proposal I am angered by the fact that lewisham hospital which has been serving the poor people since the 1600s is to lose its accident and emergency and maternity unit. I am sure that this is the same health care trust that is £65 million in debt..I hope this is not too line someones pocket perhaps a director??
Although I have no problem in principal to this proposal I am angered by the fact that lewisham hospital which has been serving the poor people since the 1600s is to lose its accident and emergency and maternity unit. I am sure that this is the same health care trust that is £65 million in debt..I hope this is not too line someones pocket perhaps a director?? Meduza

1:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

jtbrit says...

So I take it this means that the physio and hydrotherapy services will go too at Orpington. Hydrotherapy was something that really helped me get back on my feet after a bad injury and it would be a shame to lose this service. This health centre is going to be nothing more than a glorified GP surgery in a rotten old complex that should have been torn down years ago...
So I take it this means that the physio and hydrotherapy services will go too at Orpington. Hydrotherapy was something that really helped me get back on my feet after a bad injury and it would be a shame to lose this service. This health centre is going to be nothing more than a glorified GP surgery in a rotten old complex that should have been torn down years ago... jtbrit

11:02am Tue 4 Dec 12

dontpannic says...

Disused Police Station on the High Street?

Whereabouts is that, not the one in the Market area?
Disused Police Station on the High Street? Whereabouts is that, not the one in the Market area? dontpannic

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