What would the new building mean for patients?
Metres away from the current surgery site
Fit for purpose primary care space into the future
Better car parking
Lindley Group Practice is getting new premises
Find out about the new build and stay up to date with the latest information below.
Space for more staff training
Capacity for 13,000 registered patients
Fully accessible for patients with disabilities
Why does Lindley Group Practice need new premises?
Lindley Group Practice has been based in its current building next to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary since the 1960s. Over the years, the practice has taken on more staff and needs more space and parking to offer a wider range of services to its 11,000 patients. Some consulting rooms are very small and not fit for purpose, doorways are narrow making wheel chair access difficult and four consulting rooms are upstairs and there is no lift. The reception area is cramped and offers little privacy for patients or the practice team.
The idea of a new building has long been in the pipeline, and many patients gave feedback on what they’d like to see in new premises through an engagement via a survey in 2018. Most people were very supportive of the need for better facilities and keen to see better accommodation for the practice team.
The proposed new building would sit right next to the current surgery. The state-of-the-art, energy efficient medical centre will have dedicated patient, clinical and administrative space. There will also be capacity to provide more training for staff as well as improving the general patient experience, with better parking for all who use the building.
You won’t see any changes to your services, and the practice will keep you informed about when it will start operating from the new building. There’s no action for patients to take.
You can view the proposed plans below.
The Assura Community Fund
Through its national community fund, Assura – the appointed developer for the scheme - offers small grants to health-improving charity projects in the communities around all new medical centres that it builds. It means that a local health project in Huddersfield can benefit from a grant, and this will be explored with local organisations as the proposed scheme moves ahead.
Click here to suggest a local project you think should be invited to apply.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the proposal for a new surgery building, and any ideas you’d like to see us reflect in the design.