Local MP officially opens Richmond Primary Care Centre

22nd January 2010

Local MP John Hemming attended a special event to mark the official opening of the Richmond Primary Care Centre in Stechford on Friday (22nd January).

Since opening in November, the £8.5m centre has already transformed healthcare provision in the local area by bringing together a wide range of health services under one roof. This includes the Iridium Medical Practice, physiotherapy, podiatry, health visiting, district nursing and community dental services.

Unveiling a commemorative plaque, John Hemming said: “I am really supportive of the new Richmond Primary Care Centre, which I know has already made a big difference to the local population. It is well placed to meet people’s healthcare needs in the 21st century and is greatly appreciated by my constituents.”

Paul Sabapathy, Chairman of NHS Birmingham East and North, said: “It’s great to see this centre up and running and providing the best possible healthcare for people living in and around Stechford. I would like to thank all our staff and partners who have worked so hard on developing this building.”

The new centre is part of a series of new developments by NHS Birmingham East and North in partnership with the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) and BaS LIFT, which seeks to regenerate health and care services in the local community.

It is located on a one acre site on the corner of Richmond Road and Bordesley Green East is only 1.5km from Heartlands Hospital, with excellent transport links to and from the centre, as well as providing on site patient and staff parking.

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