Medical centre plans on show

By Natalie Vincent - Fri 5 October 2018, 4:50 pm

Tilbury and Chadwell Integrated Medical Centre

Tilbury residents have been examining latest designs for a proposed integrated medical centre that will bring health and care services to the town.

The Tilbury and Chadwell Integrated Medical Centre, planned for Civic Square, is one of four proposed, with Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays to follow.

Mark Coxshall, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: "These plans for a new integrated medical centre will bring modern social care, community health, hospital and GP services together under one roof, much closer to the communities of Tilbury and Chadwell.

"The centre will significantly improve the range and quality of health and care services available, and forms a major part of our ambitious proposals for the regeneration of Tilbury Civic Square. We really welcome the feedback we have received from the community, which will be used to shape the final scheme."

The latest plans were shared at an engagement event at Tilbury Hub and library on 26 September. Funded by Thurrock Council, the centre will be split across three floors. The ground floor will feature a library, community area, meeting rooms and mobile imaging services, while the first floor will be used for clinical services, including consultation, examination and treatment rooms.

Similar rooms are also planned for the second floor, as well as therapy rooms, procedure rooms and blood testing facilities.

Accountable officer at NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group, Mandy Ansell, said: "Showcasing these early designs in Tilbury allows the public to see first-hand what their new  medical centre is likely to look like.

"Working with our partners at the council, community and health organisations, together with the design team, the plans are really starting to take shape. This exciting development is a physical representation of what our joint transformation plans are all about."

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