Transformation of medical facilities set to commence in £3.6m vision

The Aspull proposals

OneMedical Property, part of national healthcare provider OneMedical Group, is embarking on its latest project in Aspull, Wigan.

The £3.6m transformational development will see the existing Aspull Clinic and Aspull Surgery at Haigh Road, which currently comprises two separate buildings, replaced with a state-of the-art health and wellbeing village in the heart of the community – a change that has been sought by the local population for more than 20 years.

The new legacy building is being created to be a community hub, with a modern GP surgery, pharmacy and additional services designed to suit a variety of local needs.

It will be a beacon for the community with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivering a wide range of services including podiatry, baby clinic, dieticians, ear and eye care, midwives, district nurses, speech and language therapy, counselling, and physiotherapy.

Additionally, there will be allotted space for the council to work from to help offer a range of other vital services, and the North West Ambulance Service will be invited to use the facilities on site.

The building is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable and ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all patients.

Construction is scheduled to start in summer 2021 and the whole programme is expected to be complete in spring 2022.

The project will be a phased process to enable current patients to continue to receive vital services throughout the development.

Rachel Beverley-Stevenson, co-founder and executive chair at Leeds-based OneMedical Group, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the other stakeholders on planning such a fantastic development. The needs of the patients are always a priority to us here at OneMedical Group, and we hope the project will be a beacon for the local community.”

Prof Craig Harris, accountable officer of NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “As well as housing the local GP practice and community clinic it presents an opportunity for us to think about the wider services that we can bring together to support local residents. This supports our ambition within of our locality plan, Happy Healthy People, to make it easier for residents to access services in their community.”

Dr Johannes van Spelde, GP partner at Aspull Surgery, said: “This is a very exciting time for Aspull Surgery, all our patients and the wider community. This new state of the art building will go a long way in reducing health inequalities.”

Silas Nicholls, chief executive at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This exciting project will provide a fully-integrated health care offering at the heart of the Aspull community.”

OneMedical Property design, invest in, manage, and develop properties. These house NHS primary and urgent care services, enabling healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care to patients.