Floor plans for Budleigh health hub revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 July 2017

The ground floor plans for Budleigh's new health and wellbeing hub

The ground floor plans for Budleigh's new health and wellbeing hub

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Individuals and organisations in Budleigh Salterton are being urged to come forward to take rooms at the town’s new health and wellbeing hub.

The first floor layout for the new health and wellbeing hubThe first floor layout for the new health and wellbeing hub

The hub, which will be managed by Westbank, is currently under construction on the site of the former Budleigh hospital.

Floor plans have been released for the facility, which is due to open later this year.

Westbank is now looking for people and organisations to register their interest in taking rooms at the hub.

A spokesman for Westbank said: “We would like to offer a range of services which reflects the local community needs and as such are seeking expressions of interest from as many people/organisations as possible.

“Please can interested parties look at our website for more information to discuss things further.”

According to the floor plans, there will be a café in the main reception, three NHS clinical rooms, a nursery, a kitchen and a day service room.

There will also be two multi-use rooms measuring around 26sqm, as well as rooms dedicated to the hub and Westbank.

The second floor will have five more multi-use rooms, two NHS clinical rooms, as well as a smaller room earmarked for audiology.

A kitchen and a restroom are also planned for staff on the first floor, as well as a fitness and rehabilitation room and more office space for Westbank.

It is believed that Age Concern, which currently leases space at the Public Hall in Station Road, has expressed an interest in moving into the hub.

The health and wellbeing hub had been due to open in autumn last year after an £800,000 agreement was reached between Budleigh Salterton Hospital League of Friends and the NHS.

However, this was delayed after the ownership of community hospitals in East Devon changed to NHS property services, who are tasked with getting a profit from its assets.

An agreement was reached with NHS Property Services earlier this year and construction began in March this year.

Anyone who wants to move into the hub should register their interest by ringing Rob Jones, project manager for the hub, on 07787 575637 or emailing r.jones@westbankfriends.org


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