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Calne’s replacement GP surgery build gets planning go-ahead

14.12.2020

Planners have given the final green light for our new medical centre building to serve patients in Calne, Wiltshire – meaning construction will get underway early next year.

Proposals for the new building, which will replace Patford House Surgery and create the modern space the practice needs for the future, were unanimously given the final go-ahead by Wiltshire Council’s planning committee.

The new centre on Silver Street will include more consulting and treatment rooms, new technology in patient areas, a major treatments suite, meeting and administration facilities, as well as a mobile diagnostic unit bay and the potential for an on-site pharmacy – all adding modern capacity to the town’s health system. The design has also been tweaked to help provide pandemic resilience in the future.

Dr Simon Church, Senior Partner of Patford House Partnership said: “This is fantastic news for our patients and our team in what has been such a challenging year – it feels so good to be looking ahead to how our new space will help us grow our vision of future care, and to seeing those plans move from the page to reality.”

Jo Cullen, Director of Primary Care, BSW CCGs said: “We are pleased to hear of this positive decision to take matters forward and boost health outcomes locally for the many thousands of patients in Calne and surrounding areas that will be served by GPs and clinical staff operating from the new proposed replacement premises.

We are funding and delivering the scheme, and will become the practice’s long-term premises partner.

Jonathan Webb, our Senior Development Manager, said: “At a time when we’re all seeing the live impacts of having modern and flexible space for the NHS, we’re so pleased to see this project getting final approval and can’t wait to see it taking shape on site next year.”

Construction of the new centre is expected to take around 15 months.