STRUCTURE: Primary care services in east Hampshire are to be redesigned around a new “health and wellbeing campus” at Oak Park in Havant.
The existing centre at Oak Park, hosting children’s services, will be expanded into a community clinic, providing a range of adult services including MRI, x-ray and ultrasound scans, and physiotherapy and speech therapy.
The new clinic will also provide a permanent and purpose-built home for the PCT’s “rapid assessment service”, launched in February this year.
Children’s services, including children’s mental health services, school nursing and health visitors, will also be based on the site.
The Oak Park Health and Wellbeing Campus will be completed by a nursing care centre, with 20 reablement beds, and ten beds for older people’s mental health care.
The plans will see the expansion of the existing Oak Park Childrens Services building into the Oak Park Community Clinic, the development of a new Oak Park Health and Wellbeing Campus and the continued development of a Primary Care Based Minor Injuries Service.
Hampshire PCT approved the reorganisation at its board meeting on May 26. The plans have been formally approved by the South Central strategic health authority.
NHS Hampshire press release (attached, right)