In March 2016 the practice expects to move to the new medical centre at the Festival Hall. The new building is being built by the Parish Council, and the medical premises rented to the practice. NHS England is providing a capital grant of £500K towards the building costs. In the past the NHS would have also funded the cost of necessary new equipment and fixtures. Due to cost constraints they will no longer do this. They will also not pay for the telephone system.
The practice will re-use as much of the equipment and fixtures as possible from George Street. However, we need new equipment for the extra consulting and treatment rooms. The practice also has to provide waiting room and consulting room furniture which complies with current infection control guidelines. The practice also would like to provide electric “plinth” type couches for all consulting rooms. These raise and lower to allow infirm patients to get on and off easily.
The doctors will have the cost of the new phone system, plus the costs of separating the George Street building back into 3 individual buildings, and all the moving costs. The practice simply can't afford the new equipment, which is why the practice has asked our Patient Participation Group to raise funds towards this. With your help we can make sure that our new medical centre is fully equipped to give our patients the best possible care.
Please donate as much as or as little as you can towards equipment and furnishings for the new Medical Practice. If you wish to be acknowledged for your donation, please let us know and we will do so in due course.
Waiting Room Chair
Please donate £120 and buy a waiting room chair designed for a medical facility that will survive the test of time.
Please donate £300 and buy a dressings trolley that will allow our healthcare assistants and nurses to look after your scrapes, cuts, grazes and ulcers as best they can.
Office Desk and Chair
Please donate £350 and buy an office desk and chair for the doctors and nurses rooms so that we can consult in comfort and give you our full attention.
Please donate £350 and buy a set of three child seats for the waiting room to allow your children to have a comfortable wait to see the doctor or nurse.
Treatment Room Couch
Please donate £900 and buy a treatment room couch built to medical specifications that will accommodate all shapes and sizes.
Consultation Room Equipment
Please donate £1300 and fully equip a consultation room with modern equipment that will allow us to continue to provide the best possible care.