Green councillors are campaigning for substantial NHS investment in Leominster so the town’s cramped GP surgeries can relocate to a spacious new ‘Health Hub.’
A Project Board, which includes members from the two medical practices at Leominster’s Westfield Walk Health Centre, has identified a suitable site at Mill Street. The Green councillors – Jenny Bartlett, Trish Marsh and Felicity Norman – are working together with the fourth Leominster county councillor John Stone (Con), to drum up support and attract funding.
The existing Westfield health centre in the Leominster South Ward, where Trish Marsh is the local councillor, has outgrown its site resulting in problems. Said Trish: “Current facilities at both Westfield Walk surgeries are already 40 per cent below recommended space requirements for the town’s population. The surgeries’ location, lack of parking and traffic congestion has a negative effect on the town in general and local residents in particular.”
Pressures will greatly increase due to Herefordshire Council’s plans for major expansion of Leominster. Your councillors are calling on NHS Property Services “to agree the outline business case and baseline calculations for Leominster’s requirements” – and give the health hub the green light.