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Plans for GP surgery extension to go on display

21.02.2020

Plans to create more space for an existing GP surgery in Hemel Hempstead will go on display at a special exhibition next month.

Parkwood Surgery, which needs more room and modern facilities to meet the needs of its growing patient list, will share CGI images and details of proposals to extend and reconfigure its premises at the event in March. 

The drop-in session on Monday, 2nd March at Warners End Community Centre will give patients and the community a preview of the plans for the full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing building and a two-storey new build extension. Together with the refurbishment of the existing building, the work will create more than 20 new or improved consulting rooms, a treatment room, a minor operations room, a recovery room and meeting and administration facilities.

Plans and pictures will be on display from 3pm to 7pm. Our representatives along with representatives from Parkwood Surgery, will be on hand to answer questions. The drop-in session has been arranged to enable the public to comment following submission of a formal planning application to Dacorum Borough Council.

Dr Trevor Fernandes, Senior Partner at Parkwood Surgery said: “This is a great opportunity to bring the Parkwood Surgery site up to date, providing modern facilities for nearly 18,000 patients and the increasing local population, and without them we would have difficulty providing adequate General Practice services.

“For our patients it will provide more spacious and comfortable surroundings with the ability to provide an increased variety of community services and clinics that we currently do not have space to offer, often saving trips to other healthcare sites, and becoming a hub for services in the new Primary Care Networks.

“The improved working environment and increased space will, in coming years, help to us to continue to attract high quality staff in order to provide the best service possible for patients.”

David Sadler, our Senior Development Manager, says: “So many GP surgeries are struggling for space and being able to expand an existing practice building is a great solution for patient care, staff and the NHS’s aim expanding access to services in general practice.”

If the plans are approved, it’s expected that construction will start later this year and complete in around 15 months. The practice will remain fully operational throughout the building works.

For more information about the development visit www.assurahemel.com