Nye Bevan House in Rochdale is now home to a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub, including a gym for patients, and offices for the clinical teams.
A £1.25 m capital investment from Community Health Partnerships has been completed with an internal reconfiguration in the four-storey building, which was built in 2008. This variation work follows partnership working with Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG (now part of Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership), One Partnership, Brahm Lift, Brahm FundCo, Eric Wright Construction, and Eric Wright Facilities Management. The changes now place the building even closer to the heart of the Rochdale community. For patients, Community Health Partnerships says there will now be less time travelling to hospital, a better overall patient experience, and improvements to their quality of life.
The variation has reconfigured space on the ground floor and second floor for 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 greater flexibility and increased privacy for patients. Consulting rooms have been constructed on the ground floor, which was previously an open plan physiotherapy area. 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 The InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from local outdated accommodation, further adding to treatment and support for patients.
Current services in the building include Audiology, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Children’s Speech, and Language Therapy. There are four GP surgeries based in Nye Bevan House, and a breast cancer screening service, an optician, a pharmacy, and two dentists, 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. 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. The Mind Café is a space where members of the public and staff can go to have lunch or a coffee and talk about how they are feeling. CHP said: “Initiatives such as this further place our buildings at the heart of their community.”