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Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet

Plans to breathe new life into the site of a former care home in Burntwood have been backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.

Greenwood House

Greenwood House. Pic: Google Streetview

The proposal, which still needs final funding agreements with the NHS as well as planning permission, would see Greenwood House used by the Darwin Practice as a health centre.

The council would also look for a tenant for an adjoining pharmacy.

Cllr Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said: “This proposal, utilising a previously dormant plot of land to provide additional capacity for the local GP practice, means people in Burntwood can look forward to a new, state-of-the-art accessible practice that meets the needs of local people.”

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1 Comment

  1. Steve Norman

    19th July, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I believe it now as it is Councillor White saying it this time and not the previous County Councillor Matthew Ellis in that role.

    Or indeed the local District and Town Conservative councillors (Tranter, Humphreys, Fisher, Stokes et al) huddled round an illegal (no planning permission) sign saying about this time six year ago that it was being built in March 2013!

    Of course it is not the facility planned for originally and goes nowhere near replacing Hammerwich Hospital which the area lost – just a replacement GP Practice surgery.