May 20, 2011
Berrow's £2.5m health campus to officially open today (Friday)
Jane Barrie OBE, Chairman of NHS Somerset, will unveil a commemorative
stone to mark the official opening of Berrow's brand new £2.5m
health campus today (Friday, May 20th).
As first reported
here by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the centre in Brent Road welcomed
its first patients last week.
new centre introduces significantly improved health facilities
to the local community in Berrow - including a new GP branch surgery,
12 GPs and a 12-strong nursing and health care assistant team,
plus a pharmacy, NHS dental services and day services supporting
elderly people with dementia.
Barrie will be joining practice staff, doctors and the projects
architects at Friday's unveiling of a commemorative stone at 1pm.
Dr Harvey Sampson, Practice Chairman, at Burnham Medical Centre,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This opening brings our dream of
the most modern healthcare facilities for Berrow to fruition.
We are all delighted with the new Health Campus, which will operate
alongside our existing facilities at Love Lane."
The projects architects and project managers, GVA, have
designed the 14,000 sq ft centre using its rural setting as inspiration.
sensitivity with the local environment, the buildings light
oak effect timber cladding is enhanced with landscaping of reeds,
tall grasses and linear trees.