Posted on Tuesday 4 December 2012
Local MP, Kate Hoey (centre) opens the Akerman Health Centre
Local MP, Kate Hoey has officially opened the Akerman Health Centre in Brixton where local people can see their GP and receive community health services all under one roof.
The £12m centre brings together three GP practices and a range of services, some of which would normally require a visit to hospital, such as blood testing and certain minor surgery.
Specialist clinics for patients with long-term conditions such as chronic heart disease and asthma will be available as well as other services including ante-natal and child development clinics, support for older people and help with staying fit and healthy. The centre will also be the base for a team of district nurses who visit patients at home to provide treatment and support.
Angela Dawe, Director of Community Health Services said: “We are delighted to be part of this fantastic new facility and welcome the opportunity to provide local people with the care that they need, closer to where they live.”