28th February 2020
The future of Brockway Medical Centre
Open meeting 7pm Tuesday 10th March 2020
@ Brockway Medical Centre
Further to my previous correspondence on the future of Brockway Medical Centre I am pleased to be able to invite you to the above open meeting where we can share with you the emerging plans for the future of primary healthcare in Nailsea and take on board your thoughts and considerations.
A planning application to redevelop the site of Brockway Medical Centre was approved earlier this month and it is our intention to put the site up for sale very shortly.
In the background, with the support of the BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England, we have been busily working away with Weston College and have reached an agreement to purchase, subject to contract, their building in Somerset Square immediately adjacent to Tower House Medical Centre.
A statement from Dr Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive, Weston College Group eloquently sums up the work they and the other partners have put into this project: “We are pleased to be working with Tyntesfield Medical Group on a solution which will serve the community. It has taken a long time to find a suitable, committed purchaser with the right vision for the town, who can enhance services to the public. We are simultaneously expanding our provision for Nailsea with dedicated transport services for learners.”
There were many considerations that meant it was not possible for any involved party to share information more openly with you earlier but it’s fair to say many of you will have worked out the most likely plan for yourselves.
We are now at the stage where detailed plans for the Weston College site and Tower House Medical Centre are to be developed but in brief we are currently working towards the whole of the existing Tower House Medical Centre being remodelled to absorb the twelve consulting / treatment rooms currently at Brockway, add a further six consulting rooms and further waiting areas to manage the increased patient population. Ample space to carry out that work will be created by moving all of the supporting administrative functions from both Tower House and Brockway into the Weston College building, connecting the two together by a bridge at the rear for staff to flow between the two buildings.
The Weston College site is intended to become the main administrative hub for the whole of Tyntesfield Medical Group making available, if needed in the future, space in both Backwell and Long Ashton to expand clinical facilities for the local populations there. There is also space to develop further clinical facilities across the Weston College footprint if needed in the future.