Patients benefit from improved health facilities

Following a major recent refurbishment project for Stokesley Health Centre in North Yorkshire, patients are responding very positively to their new environment.

From an outdated facility, struggling to meet the needs of an expanding patient list and modern healthcare services, the building has been transformed into a bright, contemporary health centre for the future benefit of patients and staff.

The building, owned by NHS Property Services, has benefitted from a £1.9m refurbishment, funded by an NHS capital grant and project managed by Durham and Tees Community Ventures. It includes low carbon measures such as more energy efficient heating and lighting, a new roof, and thermally efficient windows. Internal alterations to the layout have made better use of space to improve patient flow within the building and interiors have had a complete overhaul to create light, uplifting surroundings. Patients are now greeted with a new entrance lobby and a spacious reception area with new seating, artwork, and a warm welcome. Acoustic panelling is used to further enhance the feel of the new space, doubling as artwork to create wall features and a canopy above the new reception desk.

Commenting on the transformation, Joanne McElwee Practice Manager from the GP practice in residence, Dr Duggleby & Partners, said: “The improvements to the Health Centre are incredible. Feedback from both staff and patients has been nothing but positive. It was a pleasure to work with such a great team. Many thanks to everybody involved!”