Lindum BMS has started work on new premises for Richmond Medical Practice, in North Hykeham, only 200 yards from their current site situated near the junction of Moor Lane and Newark Road.
The £2.2m project will see the practice premises nearly treble in size and will provide purpose-built facilities for the 9,500 patients including a midwifery room, a larger waiting room, consultant areas and improved access for the disabled.
Dianne Taylor, practice manager at Richmond Medical Practice, said: ““We are so happy this is finally happening because it has been a long time coming. It is going to give everyone far more room to work in. Our current building was originally designed for 3,500 patients so we are at bursting point.
“Hykeham seems to be growing all the time so more than anything this is really good news for the town.”
The centre will be owned by NHS Property Services – with the company fully funding the build.
It is hoped the development, on the adjacent site to Moor Lane’s health centre, will support the practice in the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Paul Jones, principal construction manager at NHS Property Services, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Lincolnshire West CCG to deliver a new facility for Richmond Medical Practice and provide the local community with more choice and care closer to home.
“This major new development will provide a fantastic modern, purpose-built facility for patients and staff, housing a variety of primary care services over two floors.
“We are also providing the potential for future development of the building as the foundations and structure of the building will be designed so that it can be expanded at a future date, if required. It is an exciting time as we start work and we look forward to sharing more information with the local community as the programme continues to develop.”
Richard Shaw, Construction Manager for Lindum BMS, said “This new building with provide a great new health care facility for local people and all the staff employed at the medical practice and we are proud to be responsible for its construction right in the heart of our own local community.”
The new facility is scheduled to be open for patients before winter this year.
Photo above: (L-R) Steve Lilley, Paul Jones, Richard Charles, Richard Shaw, Dr Maggie Magee, Sue Creasey, Dr Shriya Vinod, Dianne Taylor, Sarah Epton, Dr Prasanna Chingale and John Watson.