Acton Gardens to receive new health centre after £3.5 million of NHS funding unlocked

Published on: 23rd November 2021

  • The site will play host to two existing GP practices, both called the Chiswick Family Practice.
  • The new Health Centre will receive a large-scale refurbishment to future-proof local health provision from growing demand.

Acton Gardens will receive an entirely new Health Centre after local partners have secured £3.5 million of NHS funding. 

Partners on the project, North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NWLCCG), NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and the two GP practices, both called the Chiswick Family Practice, have worked together to develop a business case to acquire the property and to conduct a full scale refurbishment on it.

The acquisition of the site is designed to provide Acton Green with a more modern, fit for purpose health facility that will enable both of the occupying practices to expand their patient lists, alongside local population increases. The co-location of these two practices will also enable more joined-up care, providing a better patient experience.

Construction works to adapt the site for healthcare use have already begun, and will be completed in January 2022. Works will consist of the creation of nine new clinical rooms, an installation of a lift to the first floor, modern reception areas and staff welfare facilities.

Detailed information about the move will be provided to patients registered at the two practices.

Dhiren Ganesh, Senior Portfolio Optimisation Manager (London Region) at NHS Property Services said: “We are delighted to see this funding being allocated to such an important project, and it has been fantastic to support the other project partners in securing this capital. We believe this project will provide a high quality environment for patients to receive care in and staff to work in.”

Jo Ohlson, Accountable officer for the North West London Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We are delighted that funding has been secured for this project, and the additional facilities for patients and staff will be ready in early 2022."

Partners from Chiswick Family Practice said: "We are looking forward to moving to the new premises and treating our patients there."