New health centre in Orpington now open
Published Monday, 23 September 2019
The new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre opened its doors to patients on 16 September 2019.
The new centre houses the Knoll Medical Practice and a range of other community clinics in modern and fit-for-purpose premises in the heart of Orpington town centre, enabling more patients to avoid having to go to hospital for routine treatment.
Dr Andrew Parson, Clinical Chair of NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of the Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre. We have worked long and hard with our partners, patients and staff to make sure that we can offer Orpington residents high quality services from a modern and fit for purpose building. Patients have told us they want more care delivered from local community facilities and avoid having to go into hospital unless they really need to. The new centre will certainly help us achieve this.”
Bromley Council, residents and other partners have been instrumental in developing the Orpington centre. Cllr Diane Smith, Bromley Council’s Executive Member for Adult Care and Health said: “We are pleased that the council and residents have been able to give their views throughout the development stages of this centre. It should serve Orpington residents well with a range of health and wellbeing services brought together in one place in their own neighbourhood.”
As well as providing a new home for the Knoll Medical Practice, the Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre, in Brunswick Square Orpington, will provide patients with a range of community services including outpatient clinics, minor surgery, community clinics and diagnostics. A brand new MRI scanner will be installed in the centre in February 2020.
Dr Ruchira Paranjape, one of the GP partners at Knoll Medical Practice said, “We are so excited to move into the new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre. Our staff and patients are set to benefit from having modern and fit-for-purpose premises that will enable us to develop our services further.”
The Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre is part of a wide programme of improvements being made by NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group to enable more care to be delivered in the community and out of hospital, in facilities that are fit for purpose for modern health service delivery. Plans are currently underway to provide a similar centre in Bromley Town Centre.
The construction of the building was managed by NHS Property Services. Information and a leaflet about the centre can be found on the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group’s website