Valens Medical Partnership has announced proposals to relocate the Brockwell Surgery in Cramlington to a new build on the site of the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (also known as NSECH), 2.2 miles away from the current surgery.
The new surgery would be in a separate building from the main hospital, on the ground floor of a new health and education centre of excellence. This would be a fit-for-purpose, high-specification, modern healthcare facility providing a full range of primary care services and support. The new build is due to be completed by autumn 2023.
The existing surgery building, which is owned by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is too small to expand to the size that would be needed to meet future patient needs and there isn’t another local site that is suitable.
Patients are being asked for their views on the new surgery. You can have your say in the following ways:
- Complete the online survey or ask the reception team for a paper copy – closes at midnight on Thursday 31 March (extended from the original date of 22 March). This can be filled out anonymously if you wish.
- Attend a drop-in engagement session on Wednesday 9 March between 5.00pm and 7.00pm at the Cramlington Community Hub (ground floor café area) Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Cramlington, NE23 6YB. You don’t need to register, just come along.
- Come along to an online engagement session hosted by Healthwatch Northumberland on Monday 21 March, at 1.00pm or 6.00pm. If you’d like to come along please email: email@example.com and we will send you the Zoom link.
- Write to the practice management team at Brockwell Surgery, Northumbrian Road, Cramlington, NE23 1XZ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find more information and Frequently Asked Questions at the Valens website.
If you would like to speak to us about the proposed relocation please get in touch.
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