Supporting NHS England, and commissioned by them, with the delivery of the ETTF (Estates & Technology Transformation Fund) agenda, we have been working on a scheme at Croston Village Surgery, to carry out and monitor the due diligence process. By a separate commission we have been working with the Practice, to develop their PID in order to gain grant approval. Community Ventures were also commissioned to provide additional professional services, in the form of a Project Management role, to oversee the delivery of the scheme, once the grant agreement had been put in place.
The scheme entailed two extensions to the existing building, together with some internal upgrade to existing clinical areas to conform with current standards and improving cramped staffing areas.
The rear side extension was to create an additional consulting room and secure patient records store, with the front extension providing improved patient access, improved and DDA compliant reception and waiting facilities. The relocation of the record storage, together with the installation of a bespoke reception counter, allowed the existing cramped administration area to be reconfigured. This now provides room for additional staff together with improved patient confidentiality when taking calls separate to reception.
Gill Stubbs, Practice Manager, said: “I just wanted to say how thrilled we are that our surgery redevelopment is now complete. I could not have done this without the help and guidance from Community Ventures….We now have an amazing practice for the community of Croston offering more services. Community Ventures has been the key element in the success of this….”