WORK on Church View Primary Care
Centre (to use its proper name) was completed on Friday, June 6, 2008.
Two weeks followed during which time the "furniture, fixtures and
fittings" were installed".
The medical people moved in between June 26 and July 18,
beginning with the personnel of
the Cheshire East Community Health Services on the ground
floor, followed by Nantwich Health Centre and Tudor
Surgery on the first floor. Bringing
up the rear, on the top floor, was Kiltearn Medical Centre.
The centre also has
a minor operations suite and the nursing services and health visiting
services are also based there.
information, a leaflet available at the various surgeries, told
patients that the decor is: Cheshire East Community Health
Services, yellow; Nantwich Health Centre, blue; Tudor Surgery, red (is
that a bit like when ships' surgical decks were painted red so that the
blood wasn't so obvious?); and Kiltearn Medical Centre, green.
The name for the centre
was chosen from 100 suggestions from local people, with Church View
being the favourite.
The leaflet says the centre has
been developed by Henry Davidson Developments and Assura Properties "to
be easily accessed by the patients and local people of Nantwich". It was
built by Pochin (which the leaflet doesn't say).
I counted around 40 new car
parking spaces at the side of the centre, which may make up for those
lost under the new building. Some of these are on land which was part of
the old Crowsfoot Centre, so knocking down the old health centre to
provide new spaces might not be necessary . . .
Two flights of stairs or lifts
take people to their respective health centre. The lifts have already
broken down !
THE centre was officially opened by the MP
for Crewe and Nantwich, Mr Edward Timpson, in September 2008.
The view from
the car park (top);
the main entrance (above) standing back from the road to the Civic
Hall car park; and the Dental Service entrance (left).