A new health centre has opened in Hull, the 12th facility to be delivered by Citycare as part of NHS Hull’s LIFT Programme.
Elliott Chappell Health Centre, named after Pastor Thomas Chappell and Reverend James Elliott, has been designed to tell the story of Hessle Road and the trawler and fishing industries.
On arrival in the building visitors will see an 1888 map of the area so they can trace where their ancestors once lived. The main stairwell is decorated with colourful wall art that captures the 1911 census information. The area’s heritage is also incorporated into the window manifestations and display cabinets dotted around the facility.
Dr Tony Banerjee, chairman of Hull’s Clinical Commissioning Group said: “I’m delighted to be at the opening of the 12th magnificent health centre delivered as part of the LIFT Programme. This is an iconic building in an iconic location in the heart of what was the fishing community of Hull. It’s a building worthy of the people who will be using it.”
Elliott Chappell is the final development to open as part of the LIFT Programme. Now Citycare will continue to look after the facilities for the next 25 years.
Charles Lewis, chairman of Citycare said: “This is a 30 year journey. We have responsibility to ensure that in 2038 Elliott Chappell Health Centre is in the nearly new condition as it is today, as is the case for all the 12 health centres. We take the risk from the NHS, so clinicians and staff can concentrate on their core business, improving the health of local people. Outside of LIFT, we’ll continue to advise our partners on how best to save cash while improving their facilities.
The £11m development provides GP accommodation and community care services which were previously housed within Marmaduke Health Centre, Clarendon Health Centre and Sydenham House GP Practice. The centre also includes Lloyds Pharmacy and a range of community and voluntary facilities including physiotherapy, midwifery, phlebotomy, family planning, podiatry and pain management services.