The Grimethorpe Health Centre was part of the second phase of tranche 1 developments planned for Barnsley together with the Cudworth Joint Service Centre.
The centre’s aim is to enhance health and well-being and provide flexible and adaptable facilities to meet the changing demands of community based health and social care.
Opened by local MP, Jeff Ennis, Chair of Barnsley PCT, Tom Sheard and Grimethorpe Colliery Band 19th April 2008 Winner of 2008 NHS LIFT Regeneration Award
Size: 1002 m2
Capital Value: £2.34m
PC Date: April 2008
An extensive range of primary care services including:
- GP services – Grimethorpe Surgery, High Gate Surgery
- Primary Care Services
- Community health services including district nursing
- health visitors
- school health
- child and adolescent mental health services
- speech therapy
- family planning
- mental health services
Jeff Ennis, MP for Barnsley East & Mexborough, said “I have a real attachment to this area having worked at the former Grimethorpe Colliery myself and am therefore delighted to be involved with the opening of the facility that will surely breathe even more new life into the community”.
“Today marks an important day for the people of Grimethorpe and for all the people who have worked hard on the new building. We are very proud to open this LIFT Centre on behalf of Grimethorpe’s community. As both a provider and commissioner of local healthcare, the Primary Care Trust’s priority is to ensure people are able to access their health services in an environment which is clean, modern and fit for the job. Not only does the new Grimethorpe LIFT Centre allow us to do this, but it will also bring some services much closer to home for patients, making easier, faster access to a wide range of high quality healthcare that is much more convenient too.” Tom Sheard, Chairman of Barnsley Primary Care Trust