People living in the Kirkham and Wesham areas are being asked to have their say on proposals for a new state-of-the-art health centre. Local NHS bosses have worked with doctors in the area to come up with proposals for the new health facility. The proposal would see part of the administration offices at Wesham Park Hospital in Derby Road demolished to make way for a new primary care centre that would house two individual GP practices and services currently run at Kirkham Clinic. The building, which is under a mile from the current practices, could also host a pharmacy and other community services as part of the CCG’s plans to bring more services into community settings. An added benefit to patients would be car parking, where 140 spaces would be available for people using the facility – almost double what is currently on offer.
The plans for the new health centre are on display at both GP practices and Kirkham Clinic, as well as at Morrisons in Poulton Street, Kirkham, and Kirkham Library in Station Road. Brochures will be available which contain space for people to leave feedback in writing if they wish.
Public meetings, where the plans were outlined fully and residents had a chance to comment, took place in July at Lower Lane Community Centre, Freckleton; St Michael’s Church, Kirkham and at Christ Church, Wesham.
Information from the public meetings is available here: