At the end of July, Solihull Community Services transferred from Hurst Lane Clinic in Castle Bromwich into a new facility at Smiths Wood Medical Centre. Inclusion of community services comes after a busy first year for the newly built centre which is home to both Green Lane Surgery and Arran Way Surgery.
Running from the new medical centre, the clinic will form part of a number of services being offered locally as part of the wider redevelopment plan for the "village centre". The move comes as part of a larger long term strategy to provide improved localised services at the heart of the community.
Patients will now have access to a range of services run by University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust located on the ground floor which includes the Special Care Dental Service, Podiatry, adult and children’s Physiotherapy, Diabetes, Children’s Speech Therapy, Weight Management, Community Paediatricians, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition Support.
UHB Clinics Manager Caroline Harrison said: “We welcome the move to this purpose built facility. As a result of this move patients will have easier access to services that would previously have meant travelling a lot further.
“This is an exciting time, and whilst challenging during these difficult times means we are now able to offer an almost one stop shop for health matters at the heart of the Smith’s Wood community.”
Dr John Davenport from NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group added: “This is a great asset for the local community in Smith’s Wood, who now have easy access to a wide range of health services, right on their doorstep.”