The Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust was contacted last year by Sarah Marshall, manager of the branch of Specsavers in Bicester and herself a local resident. Aware of the Trust’s wish to help with th provision of ophthalmology services within the new Community Hospital, Specsavers offered to donate a slit-lamp. This morning (5 February 2021), the new slit-lamp was presented by Sarah to Dr Paul Parsons in the presence of our Treasurer, Paul Bennett.
This invaluable piece of equipment will be installed in the Wellington Suite and will be of use to the consultants who will be coming to Brackley in the near future. Our heartfelt thanks are accorded to Sarah and to Specsavers.
2020 will be a memorable year for us all, mostly for the wrong reasons.
However, in Brackley, 2020 will forever be remembered as the year when our new healthcare facility finally came to fruition. This project has been many years in the planning and it has had to overcome many hurdles. Finally, the initiative was taken by a private company to undertake the construction of the building and the various bodies would then be able to take occupation. Covid19 has delayed the building, partly because of reduced labour availability but also because essential materials were diverted at one point to the rapidly constructed Nightingale hospitals.
November brings a new beginning for healthcare in Brackley, with the planned opening of the new state-of-the art medical centre and community hospital.
The connection between mental health and the therapeutic benefits of gardening is widely recognised, so when plans were being discussed for the new Community Hospital and the grounds surrounding it, the decision was made to include a sensory garden. An area was chosen close to the building, easily accessible for patients having respite care, their family and friends, or for people with time to spare on their visits to the hospital facilities.
NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MEDICAL CENTRE TO OPEN NEXT MONTH
A new state-of-the art medical centre in Brackley is set to welcome its first patients later next month (November).
Brackley Medical Centre and Community Hospital on Wellington Road will include a GP surgery featuring 16 consulting and treatment rooms and a dedicated urgent care unit. The building will also house a new high-tech pharmacy, located adjacent to the reception area, with a state of the art automated robot picking system, and two consulting rooms.