The long-awaited Brownsover Medical Centre officially opened last week with members of Brownsover Patient Action Group and Mark Pawsey MP in attendance.
The original Brownsover surgery on Bow Fell closed in 2015, with a temporary surgery located on Lower Hillmorton Road serving patients whilst the brand new medical centre was developed.
The new £2.3 million medical centre, built by a partnership between NHS Coventry & Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and NHS Property Services, covers 624 square metres and includes five consultation rooms, two treatment rooms and a waiting room which can seat up to 34 people. It has been designed to support up to 10,000 patients by 2030.
Mark has been a great advocate for the Brownsover community ever since the decision to close the original surgery and worked alongside the Brownsover Patients Action Group (BPAG), formed by residents affected by the loss of the old surgery. Alongside BPAG, Mark has pressed NHS England and Coventry & Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver the new surgery. He also secured meetings between BPAG and Ministers in Parliament and raised the delays to the project in Prime Minister’s Questions in order to ensure the new Brownsover Medical Centre was completed.
“I am delighted that the new medical practice has now opened and is already treating patients. The new practice has been much anticipated and my constituents in the Brownsover area have been incredibly patient in waiting for this new replacement facility to be delivered.”
“I am very pleased that I have been able to work closely with the Brownsover Patients Action Group and the CCG throughout the process, and that all our hard work has now paid off.”
Jake Stevenson, Chair of Brownsover Patients Action Group added:
“We are extremely grateful for Mark’s unwavering support throughout our campaign to ensure these premises were built and that the NHS kept their promise to the people of Brownsover. Without this, our campaign and the pressure we applied to the NHS would have been a lot harder. Mark arranged for us to meet a minister and raised this at Prime Ministers questions on our behalf. We too are delighted that this state of the art facility is now open and will serve the residents on Brownsover estate for many years to come.”