What would the new building mean for patients?
18 new consulting rooms
Space to work alongside
other services and local organisations
Fully accessible building
Find out about the new build and stay up to date with the latest information below.
Severnbank Surgery & Lydney Practice are intending to move to new replacement premises
What is being proposed?
A new, state-of-the-art medical centre to replace the premises at Severnbank Surgery and Lydney Practice, co-locating both practices under one roof. The building will provide purpose-built accommodation for the GPs and staff, future-proofing the practices for the long-term benefit of all patients.
Why is this project needed?
The buildings are far too small, representing only 54% of the space the practices will need by 2030. The GPs have caried out modifications to cope with increasing demand, but these changes have also limited the scope to improve the volume and variety of services for patients. Parking levels are no longer adequate for the longer term and the lack of space also reduces training opportunities for staff and restricts flexibility for new service delivery models. The age, size and shape of the buildings mean that further improvements are no longer possible.
What would the new premises mean for care?
18 consulting rooms, 3 treatment suites, training & admin facilities, staff welfare areas
Large waiting area with 5 multi-use flexible spaces for a variety of community purposes
The latest technology will be installed for remote and face-to-face consultations
Disabled access, infection control and health & safety to latest national standards
Energy-efficient, eco-friendly design with PV panels and LED lighting throughout
Integrated, on site Pharmacy planned (subject to licence)
Expansion space to allow the provision of additional healthcare services in the future
You can view the 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 Lydney 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.