Construction Commences on the Dunstable Integrated Health and Care Hub
BLMK CCG welcomes the commencement of construction work on the Integrated Health and Care Hub, which is great news for the residents and patients of Dunstable. The hub is an essential part of the CCG’s ambition to deliver high quality healthcare services giving patients access to primary care, community services and mental health services delivered in an integrated way.
The Hub which is a joint project, led by Central Bedfordshire Council, received planning approval in 2020 and will be developed alongside new residential accommodation for older people.
Priory Gardens Surgery, Dunstable, plan to relocate to the new facility when it opens in 2023. As part of the Chiltern Hills Primary Care network, patients of West Street Surgery and Kirby Road Surgery will have access to the integrated services that will operate from the new Health and Care Hub.
The hub will bring together a mix of health and care professionals in a single location to promote more joined up working between the NHS, the council and voluntary and community sectors.
BLMK CCG is working with Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire, Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Foundation Trusts and Primary Care Networks to achieve this vision for improving the health and wellbeing of our residents, through greater integration and partnership working.
The hub building could host a mixture of the following services:
- GP services, and other medical services
- children’s services
- social care and support
- wellbeing and community mental health
- public health and prevention
- voluntary and carer support
- potentially a pharmacy
- a café
To get a feel for how the integrated health and care hub will look when it’s complete, take a look at this fly-through video: