In photos: Highbridge Medical Centre officially opens new extension
carers and staff from the Highbridge Medical Centre have celebrated
the completion of building works and the official opening of a
brand new extension.
Mrs Jane Barrie OBE, the Chairman of NHS Somerset, was invited
to cut a ribbon marking the official opening of the new extension.
add to the celebrations, the centre held an open house
afternoon - as previewed here
- and encouraged registered patients to come along and take a
look at the new facilities themselves.
of NHS Somersets Health Promotion Team were present to offer
advice on everything from healthy diet and lifestyle; health checks
and diabetic eye screening, to cancer awareness and sexual health.
NHS Somerset for its financial support and the architects and
builders for completing the facilities to such a high standard,
Practice Manager Joanne Farnworth, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
were delighted so many patients came alomg to view the new surgery
extension. Doctors, staff and our public health colleagues were
on hand to answer their questions and give advice about improving
your diet, health and lifestyle."
new extension to the health centre means we are now able to provide
many more services to our patients. We have added two treatment
rooms and the overall extra space means we can be more versatility
if we need to adapt for future service needs."
This year the surgery established a Patient Participation Group
(PPG). They are already helping the surgery gather the patient
views and valuable feedback on services from its 14,000 registered
of the PPG held a pig roast and prize raffle as part of the event.
Local trades people kindly donated all food and prizes. All proceeds
from the event went towards a new wheelchair fund for the medical
centre and for the Burnham War Memorial Hospitals League
Practice doctors and staff: (foreground) Joanne Farnworth (Practice
Manager), Dr Carola Steidl, Dr Mike Bizon, Dr Greg Tanner, Dr
Ciaran Clapham, Dr Dianne Eddison and Dr Barbara Elliott.
of the South Western Ambulance Services NHS Trust attending the
Highbridge Medical Centre's official opening of its new extension.
Huggins, Managing Director of 'Seal Wise' viewing some of the
specialist sheet material which has been used within the new Highbridge
Medical Centre extension.
of the Highbridge Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (left
to right: Ann Young (Joint Chair), Di Barnard, Christine Rainbird
and Sylvia Shepherd (Joint Chair).
Dr Mike Bizon, Senior Partner with Highbridge Medical Centre (right)
shakes hands with David Perkin, Director of AWW architects, which
were involved in the design of the centre's new extension. Construction
work on the building was carried out by Matrix Solution UK Ltd.
staff at the Highbridge Medical Centre during the opening event.