West End Health and Wellbeing Centre
Plymouth City Council and the NHS have joined forces to develop plans for a new, purpose-built health and wellbeing centre in the West End of the city in the vicinity of Colin Campbell Court.
The centre will include a range of services all under one roof in a convenient location, helping to prevent illness and encourage people to lead longer healthier lives.
It will provide joined up services to people with the greatest health needs and lowest life expectancy in the city. Having GPs, nurses, mental health service providers, other professionals and the voluntary sector working in a single setting opens up great new prospects for joined-up, seamless care.
The services in the building aim to help local people live longer and healthier lives while the centre will provide a new and flexible way of managing NHS buildings.
The new building would not only provide a much-needed modern health and community facility, it would also help kick start the regeneration of the area.
Services that might be located in this new facility include:
- Relocation of existing general practice (GP) services - North Road West Medical Centre, Adelaide Surgery and Armada Surgery
- Outpatient services provided by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, which runs Derriford Hospital.
- Mental health services
- Dentistry and oral health improvement
- Community health services
- Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector services
- Diagnostic services, including X-ray
More details will be released as the building project progresses.
What are Wellbeing Hubs?
Plymouth's Wellbeing Hubs have four main aims
- To improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for local people
- To reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing
- To improve people's experience of care
- To improve the sustainability of the health and wellbeing system
We also work in partnership with a range of organisations in the city who can provide additional health and wellbeing support
The generic offer of every hub includes health advocacy, debt advice, mental health support, opportunities to volunteer, employment advice, signposting of local and citywide providers of health services.
The hubs are a key part of the city's One System, One Aim vision which looks to transform care by taking a different approach.
- From patients to people - the hubs will be designed to engage with people recognising they have strengths and assets and with support can achieve outcomes without being viewed as patients who need things doing to them
- From care settings to places and communities - the hubs will be a place and community-based offer and will help to develop communities that care
- From what's the matter with you to what matters to you - the plan is to focus on the assets of individuals and build on that to achieve the things they want to achieve
- From illness management to wellness support - the focus is on prevention and wellbeing
- Everyone, regardless of age
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