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Residents to get first look at plans for new health centre in Burntwood

Plans for a new health centre in Burntwood are set to go on display.

An artist's impression of the new medical centre in Burntwood

An artist’s impression of the new medical centre in Burntwood

The site of the former Greenwood House Nursing Home could become the new base for the Darwin Medical Practice.

The facility would include 13 consulting rooms, five treatment rooms and a health education space. There is also an adjoining pharmacy planned.

Cllr Alan White, deputy leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said: “This proposal means people in Burntwood can look forward to a new, first class practice close to home that meets all the community’s needs.”

The proposals will go on display between 4pm and 7pm on September 18 at Burntwood Memorial Institute on Rugeley Road.

Darrell Jackson, Primary Care Lead for NHS England in the North Midlands, said: “This is a really exciting project which is enabling NHS England, Staffordshire County Council and the existing Darwin Medical Practice to deliver better primary care services to the residents of Burntwood.

“The public exhibition will give patients and the public the first opportunity to see and comment on the plans and design prior to an application for planning approval being submitted.

“There is still a lot of hard work to do, but we anticipate that this new health facility could be completed during 2020”.

Outline details will be available at from September 18 for anyone who is unable to attend.

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  1. Rob

    5th September, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The surface of the highways are clearly the work of a fantasist.

  2. Ken Harvey

    6th September, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Health centre is badly needed for a growing area

  3. Dawn

    6th September, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Yes Rob I believe Cllr Willcox could have been the main lead on highways as their perceived outcome seem to fit in well with his rose coloured glasses outlook on things.

  4. Asellus aquaticus

    6th September, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Seriously? There’s a problem here that the computer generated image isn’t realistic enough?

  5. AnnS

    7th September, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Love your comments Dawn and Rob.
    And why is it to be known as the Darwin Medical Practice when it’s in Burntwood and not Lichfield? There must be someone or something else appropriate to the area that it could have been named after.

  6. Dawn

    7th September, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    @Asellus aquaticus think you may be missing the ironic tone in both Rob’s and my comment. Try to get out more. Interaction with others tends to put you in contact with very different types of humour, something you obviously have no sense of. Then again with a name like Asellus aquaticus you must have at least a semblance of one I suppose.

  7. Keith Thompson

    7th September, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    It’s only been about ten years maybe longer we be waited long enough

  8. Asellus aquaticus

    10th September, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Yes Dawn, I did miss it. I do apologise, and look forward to more of your hilarious missives and uncondescending corrective advice.