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New health centre for Tottenham Hale gets the green light

More than 25,000 patients will benefit from this new health centre in Tottenham Hale, Haringey.

The Welbourne Health Centre will neighbour the site where Haringey Council is building 130 new council homes, just a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Hale rail, tube and bus stations.

Tottenham Hale Medical Practice and Dowsett Road Surgery, both Lawrence House Group GP practices, will move into the new premises in Autumn this year, after building works to fit out the new health centre are completed. The new accommodation will include consulting rooms, treatment rooms and GP support spaces, located over the ground and first floors.

The Welbourne development will provide a much-needed health facility and will transform primary care provision in the Tottenham Hale area.

The health centre represents the third in a series of exciting primary care estates improvement projects, funded through a multimillion-pound investment programme, which aims to transform GP practice premises across the borough of Haringey. It will mean that patients can benefit from improved modern and accessible facilities that support the provision of high-quality primary care.

Dr John Rohan, GP Partner, Lawrence House Group, said: “The Welbourne development is great news for our patients and staff. It has been a long process to get to this stage, but we are very excited to be within touching distance of achieving our aim of having a fit for purpose, state-of-the-art facility.

Our patient list size has increased over time and given the new housing developments locally, we expect patient numbers to continue to rise. The new surgery will allow us to expand and develop the primary care services that we can offer to our patients.

The doctors and staff at Tottenham Hale Medical Practice and Dowsett Road Surgery are thrilled at the prospect of moving to new premises in the Autumn 2023 and would like to thank all those involved in the development of the new health centre.”

Dr Peter Christian, Interim Clinical Lead for Haringey, NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board, said: “The long-awaited new facility represents a major development for primary care in the borough of Haringey and will transform the provision of primary care services in the local area.

The extra space and capacity will mean greater opportunities for working in partnership with other healthcare providers to deliver a greater range of services for local people, while meeting the health needs of our diverse communities.

These new premises will provide an excellent working environment for our hard-working GPs and practice teams and it is hoped will also attract the next generation of GPs and healthcare professionals, thereby securing the future sustainability of general practice going forwards.”

Rachel Lissauer, Director of Integration for Haringey, NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board, said: “We are so pleased that this development has finally been given the green light. This is a huge achievement requiring hard work and cooperation from a range of organisations and will mean that patients in the Tottenham area will benefit from a much-needed healthcare facility.

Improving primary care estates across the borough is a key priority for us. This is the third primary care investment scheme we have undertaken in Haringey with over £11m invested in the last two years with completed schemes in Muswell Hill and Green Lanes and Welbourne to follow in 2023.

Several further primary care estates improvement projects for Haringey are in development.  The Welbourne facility and the wider programme of work reflect our ongoing commitment to investing in primary care premises to support the delivery of high-quality services for patients now and into the future.”

Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for House Building, Placemaking and Development and Cllr Lucia das Neves, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, said: “This is a milestone for residents in Tottenham and across the borough as health partners work to deliver a much-needed healthcare centre on the Welbourne site. We are committed to working closely with our partners in the Integrated Care Board, to develop a facility that will give local people access to excellent health facilities.

“Our community is at the heart of everything we do. We continue to work in partnership with local NHS partners to help deliver new facilities in additional locations that meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in our borough, to help them live healthy and fulfilling lives.

“The provision of another 130 new Council homes, in what will become known as Walter Tull House, is yet another substantial achievement within the Council’s ambitious house-building programme that is aiming to build 3,000 council homes over ten years. We cannot wait to welcome patients into the new clinic facility and new tenants into our homes.”