The Welsh Government has approved plans for the building of a new Health & Wellbeing Centre in the Newport East area.
The Gwent Regional Partnership Board led the development of plans for the new centre, with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board working together with Newport City Council, Newport City Homes and other partner organisations. The new Health and Wellbeing Centre will form part of a vibrant community hub for Newport East residents.
The £27.46 million centre will be based in Ringland and will house two existing GP Practices working independently; Ringland Medical Practice and it is proposed, Park Surgery alongside Ringland Dental Surgery.
It will bring a range of services for patients together in one place, including General Medical Services, Community Dentistry, Community Services, Social Care and Third Sector Partners. This development is a fundamental element of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Clinical Futures model, helping the Health Board to deliver a wide range of services closer to home for the local community.
In addition to medical services, the community hub will bring people together to support wellbeing, reduce loneliness and promote independent living, all in a welcoming environment.
Glyn Jones, Interim Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Heath Board, said: “We are delighted that the Welsh Government has approved this new Health and Wellbeing Centre, which is a perfect example of our ambitions for the transformation of health care delivery across the Health Board area.
“Our ongoing Clinical Futures programme commits us to moving care closer to people’s homes and this new centre in the Newport East area will enable patients to access a wide range of health and social care services under one roof in the heart of their own community.”
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Councils, said: “The new centre promises to bring significant benefits to people living in the east of the city and I am delighted the council is working with its partners to bring vital services together in one place, close to the community.
“I would encourage residents to take the opportunity find out more about the development at the public engagement events as they are the ones who will be using the new centre.”
Ceri Doyle, Chief Executive of Newport City Homes said: “We’re delighted that the plans for a new Health and Wellbeing centre at Ringland have been approved. The centre will be ideally placed for the community as we continue our regeneration of the area, building 158 new homes and relocating Ringland shopping centre.
“We look forward to transforming the area for current and future generations and working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Newport City Council will help us deliver the best services for the Ringland community.”
Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “We are pleased to invest in the Newport East Health and Wellbeing Centre which supports our Programme For Government commitment of developing 50 integrated health and social care hubs across Wales. By offering such a wide range of health and social care services in one place, this centre will help deliver more services to those who need it most, closer to home.”
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport City Council, Newport City Homes will work closely with local residents as the development progresses to seek their views and provide updates to the community.
Two drop-in public information sessions will take place on Tuesday 19th July (Ringland Labour Club, Ringland, 11am – 6pm) and Wednesday 20th July (Rascal Hope Centre, Somerton, 12pm – 7pm) to give people an opportunity to find out more information about the development.