Public consultation 16 January 2023 to 7 April 2023
Public consultation on two new proposed health centres in the Bentley and Rossington areas of Doncaster begins on Monday 16 January.
For a period of 12 weeks, people affected by the plans are being invited to give their views through surveys and public meetings.
The proposals, developed by the NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, include the move of patients and staff from the existing Don Valley Healthcare Centre and the Ransome Practice to new premises on the site of the former community library on Chapel Street, Bentley.
And in Rossington, a proposed new building on the site of the former colliery intends to house the existing Rossington Practice and West End Clinic.
Doncaster has secured part of £57.5m capital funding given to South Yorkshire to support the transformation and modernisation of the primary care estate.
The investment required for the Bentley hub is £5.62m and the Rossington hub is estimated at £7m. The funding will be used to create modern and flexible spaces offering a range of services to patients, joining up local services and improving the use of digital technology in primary care.
The aim of the new facilities, due for completion by June 2024, is to:
- Provide fit for purpose facilities for the future delivery of Primary Care services;
- Provide improved integration and co-location of NHS and Local Authority services;
- Maximise value for money through shared estate and facilities;
- Provide improved access and choice of services;
- Support the recruitment and retention of the workforce; and
- Support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Some travel surveys have already taken place and some design work has been done to establish the scale and form of the buildings.
The consultation aims to ensure the public voice is heard, shapes the final plans, and provides sufficient insight into the impact the plans may have on local people and patients.
We want to hear from as many people as possible who live in these areas and will use or are currently using the primary care services provided. It is vital that you let us know of any concerns you might have and whether or not you support the proposal.
Public meetings are yet to be finalised but will take place during the consultation period and be promoted as widely as possible in GP surgeries, the local media and on social media channels.
In the meantime, people are invited to complete an online survey from Monday 16 January. The consultation closes on 7 April.
Feedback will be collated at the end of the consultation period and a report published into the findings.
Leaflets giving more information on the proposals will soon be available at GP surgeries, local pharmacies and other community venues in the areas affected.
- Artist’s impression of the new Bentley Health Hub (top right picture)
- Artist’s impression of the new Rossington Health Hub (bottom right picture)
Public meeting to hear plans for new health centre in Rossington
Patients, residents and the general public are invited to drop-in open meeting in Rossington, Doncaster to hear plans for a new health hub in the area.
NHS South Yorkshire ICB will present the proposals along with council colleagues and architects for a centre which is planned to be built on the site of the former Rossington Colliery.
The plan is for patients who use the current Rossington Practice on Grange Lane and the West End Clinic on West End Lane, to move to the proposed new building which is set for completion by June 2024.
Patients will still see their own GPs but will have access to more modern facilities and a wider choice of health and local authority services.
For Bentley the drop-in meeting will be Tuesday 7 February, drop-in between 3pm and 7pm at The Homestead Communal Hall, Bentley, DN5 0RU
The drop-in will take place between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday 28 February at Rossington Miners Welfare, West End Lane, Rossington DN11 0DU.
Leaflets explaining the plans will be available along with a survey for people to complete