A CITY GP surgery has officially re-opened its doors after a £2.4 pound rebuilding project.
Over the last 18 months the Forum Heath Centre in Wyken has been completely rebuilt to enable its team of nine GPs, three trainee GP registrars and three practice nurses better serve its 16,000 patients.
Over the last 18 months the practice on Farren Road practice has been completely rebuilt with two-thirds of the funding coming from NHS England’s Primary Care Infrastructure Fund, and the remainder from the surgery’s GP partners.
It now boasts 23 consulting rooms, five of which are set aside for cares supported by community services and the local hospital.
Dr Surinder Chaggar, one of the partners at the Forum Health Centre, believes the new building is already making a real difference to patients.
He said: “I know that the new facility is already having a positive effect on the care and treatment we are giving to our patients.
“Having modern, bespoke premises and facilities is helping all of our staff to deliver the high quality of care that we constantly strive to achieve at the Forum Health Centre.
“It was not always easy while the building work was taking place so I would like to thank staff, patients and visitors for their patience and support.
“I’m sure they would all agree that our magnificent new building was worth it.”