£1.25m variation project completed at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale

Published: 8-Aug-2022

REdevelopment brings more services closer to patients' homes

Nye Bevan House in Rochdale is now home to a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub as part of a £1.25m capital investment by Community Health Partnerships (CHP).

The variation work, which includes the creation of a patient gym and clinical offices, is being delivered as part of a partnership between Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG – now part of Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership – One Partnership, BRAHM LIFT, BRAHM FundCo 1, Eric Wright Construction, and Eric Wright Facilities Management.

Through the project, the four-storey building, which opened in 2008, is being reconfigured to bring more services closer to patients’ homes.

Space on the ground floor and second floor has been reconfigured to create a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic and treatment suite with a gym and offices for the relevant healthcare service teams.

The alteration of the ground floor space allows for greater flexibility and increased privacy for patients.

Consulting rooms have also been constructed on the ground floor, which was previously an open-plan physiotherapy area.

And reconfiguring the space on the second floor means the whole floor is fully utilised.

The InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from local outdated accommodation, further adding to treatment and support for patients.

This joins existing services which include audiology, physiotherapy, podiatry, and children’s speech and language therapy.

There is also four GP surgeries, a breast cancer screening service, an optician, pharmacy, two dental surgeries, and a café.

Wayne Ashton, Eric Wright Health and Care’s partnering director, said: “We’re pleased to help CHP and the NHS deliver this project. It will continue to support the health needs of communities across the region.

“It is imperative that we make sure buildings are state of the art, well utilised, and fit for purpose to meet the needs of the local population and we are excited to see how successful this building will be once completed.”

Alongside the new £1.25m investment, the building has seen the opening of a café with support from mental health charity, Mind, working with One Partnership.

Andy Muir, regional director for the North West at CHP, said: “This major variation will provide the local community in Rochdale with care closer to home and will go some way to helping reduce the need to travel to hospital locations to receive their treatment.

“Furthermore, I’m incredibly proud to support the new Mind café which has just opened. This fantastic facility will provide anyone using the building with a convenient space to enjoy and make use of throughout the day.”

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