The brand new Cleevelands Medical Centre, located on Sapphire Road in Bishops Cleeve, has opened its doors with capacity for more than 10,300 patients.
The centre, financed with a £3.72 million investment from NatWest, boasts space for 10 GPs along with 14 clinical treatment rooms, a pharmacy within the building, and new technology to support minor operations.
Presently, two existing GPs – Seven Post Surgery and Greyholme Surgery – have merged in order to double their portfolio of available staff and services to patients.
Further growth, particularly in healthcare roles, is anticipated with the opening of the centre to cater to the needs of Bishops Cleeve’s developing population.
GP at Seven Posts and Greyholme Surgeries, Dr Diane Marson, commented: “Merging our two existing practices together allows us to provide improved services and facilities under one roof, helping us treat a larger number of patients. The project has been ten years in the making and will be a huge boost for the growing Bishops Cleeve population.
“The funding and support from NatWest has been invaluable throughout the merger process and with the team’s advice we’re now able to look at expanding the services we offer.
“The new centre is large enough to accommodate future growth, with additional capacity to create more clinical treatment rooms as and when required.”