Plans for a new doctors’ surgery in Crawley

jpco 25-2-15 Breezehurst Drive Pavillion, Bewbush, Crawley (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-150223-110458003
jpco 25-2-15 Breezehurst Drive Pavillion, Bewbush, Crawley (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-150223-110458003

Plans for a new doctors’ surgery in Crawley will be discussed at a county council meeting.

West Sussex’s Health and Wellbeing Board will hear the latest on medical provision for the town from the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at a public meeting at County Hall North in Horsham at 2pm on Thursday (April 30).

It was revealed earlier this year that Crawley Borough Council and the NHS were discussing proposals for a new larger GP surgery in Bewbush in the empty Breezehurst Pavilion.

The new facility would replace the existing Bewbush Medical Centre, in Dorsten Square.

In February Alan Kennedy, chair of the CCG, which works with NHS England on planning the town’s practices, said: “We have been working closely with Crawley Borough Council and NHS England to ensure that existing and new residents are able to get the care they need, as close to their home as possible.

“This includes Bewbush and also other locations as part of the Five Communities Plan.”

Breezehurst Pavilion has been empty since Crawley Town FC ended its lease to use the building while training on the adjacent football pitches.

The meeting is also set to hear plans for a sub-acute ward at Crawley Hospital.

Although at an early stage, this would serve patients who need complex care or rehabilitation for illness or injury and are not quite ready to return home.

According to the CCG, a business case is being developed to secure funding for the project.