12 months after opening, £6m Jubilee Park health centre celebrates recipe for success

A KEY health service in Orford has celebrated its first anniversary.

The £6 million Orford Jubilee Park Health Centre opened its doors in 2012, offering residents a GP service and primary health care.

Mayor of Warrington Clr Peter Carey attended to mark the celebration last week, along with Clr Mike Hannon, deputy leader of Warrington Borough Council.

Dr Sarah Baker, accountable officer of the Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Bringing together health services and wellbeing activity in one place has provided great opportunities.

“The development is a major resource for the town and LiveWire’s innovative and proactive approach to bringing more wellbeing opportunities means that lots more people have given up smoking, started to take exercise, started to eat more healthily – all of which makes for a healthier Warrington.”

The health centre was built as part of the £30 million Orford Jubilee Park development.

It provides three GP surgeries catering for close to 8,000 people.

There is also NHS staff on hand for mental health advice, a leg ulcer clinic and pharmacy.

Steven Broomhead, chief executive at Warrington Borough Council, said: “The importance of health and wellbeing to Warrington’s prosperity cannot be underestimated.

“This is why the Orford project is so important as it demonstrates collaboration in action at the super, purpose-built site.

“Fit bodies via the leisure facilities, fit minds via the library and easy access to the NHS services, make Orford Park unique.”

It was built by Renova Developments.

Graham Pink, chief executive, said: “Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub is a great example of partnership working.”