Bluestone to build two new ‘super-surgeries’ in Barnsley

Morgan Sindall’s construction company Bluestone has been appointed construction partner for the £8.8 million development of two state-of-the-art primary care centres at Grimethorpe and Cudworth in Barnsley for healthcare developer Barnsley Community Solutions. The new centres will offer a range of medical services as part of a new wave of ‘super surgeries’ opening up for NHS patients across the country under the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) public, private partnerships.

The Cudworth Primary Care Centre will accommodate extensive facilities including four GP practices and a range of community health services including minor treatment operating facilities, a community dentist, speech therapy, family planning and dietics. It is due to open in August 2008.

The Grimethorpe Primary Care Centre, which opens in March 2008, will provide a GP practice and additional health services including district nursing, health visiting, speech therapy, physiotherapy, family planning and podiatry.