Truro Health Park development one step closer

Work is now well advanced on Truro’s flagship £20m Health Park development which commenced construction in April last year and is due to be open in summer 2010. Much of the external construction is complete and work is well underway on the interior of the building.

To view progress so far representatives from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Community 1st Cornwall and the Mayoress of Truro will be taking a tour around the centre on Friday 27th November.

Truro Health Park will be the new home to both of the GP practices on Lemon Street and the PCT services currently located in and around the Truro area.

Located on part of the former City Hospital site, the Health Park will bring together a number of community based health services in one location in a new modern state-of-the-art facility.

The proposed services to be delivered from the Health Park include GP practices, minor procedures, podiatry, pharmacy, health promotion, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and dental services.

Sally May, the director of finance for NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly said: “We and our partners are building this health park to meet the needs of local people both now and into the future. It will provide GP and community health facilities on a single site which will make accessing healthcare far easier for everyone.”

Rod Hulme, Director of Community 1st Cornwall, said “It’s very exciting to see the development at this advanced stage and to know that by the summer of next year the Health Park will be fully operational and delivering high quality services to the people of Truro.”

The new Health Park will also be home to a number of art installations, both internal and external, which have been developed through a series of workshops and events involving the local community and staff over the last couple of years. This has been led by Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly on behalf of Community 1st Cornwall, the local LIFT company and NHS infrastructure development partner delivering the new facility on behalf of NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.

The building work is being undertaken by locally based contractor Carillion Building.

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