2020 will be a memorable year for us all, mostly for the wrong reasons.

However, in Brackley, 2020 will forever be remembered as the year when our new healthcare facility finally came to fruition. This project has been many years in the planning and it has had to overcome many hurdles. Finally, the initiative was taken by a private company to undertake the construction of the building and the various bodies would then be able to take occupation. Covid19 has delayed the building, partly because of reduced labour availability but also because essential materials were diverted at one point to the rapidly constructed Nightingale hospitals.

 

The connection between mental health and the therapeutic benefits of gardening is widely recognised, so when plans were being discussed for the new Community Hospital and the grounds surrounding it, the decision was made to include a sensory garden. An area was chosen close to the building, easily accessible for patients having respite care, their family and friends, or for people with time to spare on their visits to the hospital facilities.

 

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November brings a new beginning for healthcare in Brackley, with the planned opening of the new state-of-the art medical centre and community hospital.

It has been quite a journey since our Chief Executive Angela Hillery joined the Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, Dr Philip Stevens (GP Partner) amongst others to officially launch construction of the new medical centre and community hospital in January 2019. Despite challenges including a global pandemic (which saw the floor which was created for the centre diverted to the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London) the construction team has delivered a fantastic new facility and we are now in the final stage of preparing the building ahead of opening.

 

 

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MEDICAL CENTRE TO OPEN NEXT MONTH

A new state-of-the art medical centre in Brackley is set to welcome its first patients later next month (November).

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.

 

BRACKLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 2020 TRUST 

I am delighted to be able to announce that our first target has been reached.  The trustees have been amazed at the very enterprising ways in which people have, in spite of or maybe because of the Covid19 pandemic, managed to engage with others and continue to raise funds despite so many activities being currently not possible.