Farnborough Centre for Health

Farnborough Centre for Health - Opening October 19

We’re delighted to announce that despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the new Farnborough Centre for Health is on course to open this Autumn as planned.

Services moving in to the building, in Apollo Rise, Farnborough, are expecting to start welcoming patients and service users from October 19.

The project is a joint enterprise between Rushmoor Borough Council and NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and represents the culmination of many years’ work.

GPs and other health services will be able to support local people in a new way and help residents to manage their own health more effectively. The services it hosts will benefit all of Farnborough, including new housing developments.

Read more: Farnborough Centre for Health - Opening October 19

July 2020 - Progress on the Farnborough Centre for Health project

Whilst many projects have been impacted by Covid-19 we are really pleased to be able to share with you a progress update from one of our key projects which has been able to be safely progressed. Construction work started at Farnborough Centre for Health on 20 April 2020 and work is expected to be completed at the end of August 2020.

Read more: July 2020 - Progress on the Farnborough Centre for Health project

Construction team appointed

The NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been working with Rushmoor Borough Council to provide a much needed new facility for health services at Voyager House in Farnborough.

Read more: Construction team appointed

Voyager Health Patient Participation Group visits building

Voyager Family Health Patient Participation Group (PPG) met on 29 August 2019 at the new Farnborough Centre for Health to see their GP practice's future premises for themselves.

The PPG members were given a tour of the building and were impressed by the space available. They was updated on progress of the planned conversion of the building and they were able to ask questions and comment on designs.

The group voiced their concerns regarding public transport and signage, and were reassured that the CCG is working on a solution to improve public transport and is also discussing with the designers the need for signage that is appropriate for people with dementia and/or visual impairment.

Once the refurbishment has been completed, PPG members will be invited back to see how the building has been transformed.

To see information shared with the PPG, click here.

Disability charity group views future Farnborough Centre for Health

A group of students and their key workers from a specialist disability charity have visited the future Farnborough Centre for Health to see for themselves how the building will be designed to meet their specific accessibility needs.

Parity for Disability is a charity that provides vital services for children and adults with multiple disabilities, their families and carers.

The group discussed some of the issues they currently experience accessing healthcare and they made suggestions and recommendations for products that can help. They were pleased to see that the building will include a consulting room equipped with a hoist and a therapy bed, and they discussed accessibility around lifts, toilets and parking spaces.

Helene Abbiss, Community Support Director for Parity, said: “It’s really good for some of our students and staff to come and have a look. People with multiple disabilities need to be involved so that they can have the same health opportunities as everyone else.”

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