£2.6m new healthcare facility poised to recruit more staff

A new state-of-the-art medical centre has been opened in North Yorkshire.

The refurbished and extended Sherburn Group Practice, in Sherburn-in-Elmet, will serve almost 12,000 patients.

It already employs 45 people and is gearing up to hire more receptionists, administrators, doctors and nurses in the near future to keep pace with growing patient numbers.

The £2.6m healthcare facility features 19 consultation rooms, waiting areas across three floors and lift access.

It also has urgent care, phlebotomy services, retinal screening and ultrasound scanning facilities.

The expansion means its primary care network staff will now be able to offer additional services face-to-face.

And the enlarged practice will provide greater scope to train more students from Hull York Medical School.

Lloyds Banking Group helped fund the scheme with an £850,000 loan, while the NHS contributed £1m and Selby District Council provided an additional £750,000. On top of this, the medical centre had extra help from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A second phase involving the re-opening of the Old Hungate Hospital building on the corner of Finkle Hill and Kirkgate will be completed in August this year. It will accommodate further services, including sexual health, physiotherapy, and facilities for district nurses.

Sherburn Group practice partner and GP, Dr Charlotte Anderson, said: “As our community has grown over the years, we reached a point where we simply needed more space to widen our services.

“We consistently want to provide the very highest standards of frontline medical care that our patients deserve, and by doubling the number of clinical rooms we have available, we have much more room and capacity to do just this.

 “We want to thank the NHS, Selby District and our financial backers from Lloyds Bank for helping to make this happen, as well as our staff and loyal patients for their continued support.”

Stuart Harper, healthcare relationship director for the North East and Yorkshire, Lloyds Bank, said: “It’s incredibly fulfilling to have played a part in bringing this new medical centre to life.

“With the increasing demand for healthcare, particularly as our population ages and health needs become more complex, the significance of this facility extends far beyond its walls.

“For residents both in Sherburn-in-Elmet and the wider surrounding area, having access to this enhanced service right on their doorstep will mean vital care and support when they need it most, just a stone’s throw away.”