New health hub in Castleford – what this means for our patients
A new health hub is being planned in the centre of Castleford, in place of the current health centre which is located on Welbeck Street. A health hub is where different services come together in one building.
The plan is for the current Castleford Health Centre to be demolished and a new health hub built on the public car park next to it. The car park would be created on the old health centre site.
The current Castleford Health Centre has two GP practices, they would move into the new building, together with more health and Council services.
Henry Moore GPs have been working with other practices in the area, the NHS and Wakefield Council. The Council have approved the plans. Building work on the new health hub is expected to start in summer 2023 and be completed by early 2025.
What does this mean for Henry Moore patients?
As a practice, we offer services at the Henry Moore Clinic, Smawthorne Lane in Castleford and at Fryston Road Surgery.
When the new Castleford Health Hub is built we would like this to become our main practice site. This is about half a mile from our Henry Moore Clinic. We would keep some services at Smawthorne Lane. This would not affect services provided at Fryston Road.
We believe this plan is a positive move for the practice and patients. A purpose-built health centre which would provide better access for our patients, including a larger waiting area, car parking and more space.
What are we planning to do?
The new health hub should be open in 2025. Once open, most of our services including GP and nurse appointments would be at the new health hub. We would have some GP and nurse appointments at the Henry Moore Clinic, although the number would reduce. Fryston Road services would remain the same.
The location of the new health hub can be seen below:
Map with location of old and new health centres on Welbeck Street
Artist's impression of Castleford health hub - P+HS Architects
What do you think about our plans?
We think this is a great opportunity for our patients and staff. The new health hub will provide services to local people with better facilities and access for those using and working in the building. This will include more accessible parking.
As the hub will not be ready until 2025, we want to know what you think about our plans to help us get it right for our patients.
Please can you tell us by filling out the survey online at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HenryMoore/ or collecting information from the reception. You can hand the form in to our receptions or post it free of charge to FREEPOST Wakefield District Health & Care Partnership. Let us have your views by 26 April 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the Practice Manager at 01977 552007.
STAFF TRAINING DAYS
The surgery will close for staff training on the following dates:
- 17th May 2023 - closes at 12pm
- 21st June 2023 - closes at 12pm
- 5th July 2023 - closes at 3pm
- 12th July 2023 - closes at 12pm
- 16th August 2023 - closes at 3pm
- 13th September 2023 - closes at 12pm
- 11th October 2023 - closes at 12pm
- 15th November 2023 - closes at 12pm
WHEN WE ARE CLOSED
Please call the surgery number and follow the instructions
NHS - 111 - Your needs will be assessed, advice offered and arrangements made for you to see a doctor if required
Minor Illnesses- can attend the Walk-in-Centre: 47 King Street, Wakefield 10am-10pm 7 days per week
Urgent Treatment Centre - Pontefract Hospital - Open 24 hours 365 days per year
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