Over 100 people attended an event at Brent Civic Centre on 19 February to hear more about the proposals for Central Middlesex Hospital (CMH) and Willesden Centre for Health and Care.
Members of the public, patient group representatives, voluntary sector staff and Councillors were among attendees who heard an update on ‘Shaping a healthier future’ from the programme’s medical director, Dr Mark Spencer.
Dr Spencer and Brent CCG Chair Dr Ethie Kong then gave a presentation on the options for the development and full utilisation of CMH and Willesden Centre for Health and Care.
Attendees heard that proposals being discussed include:
- Developing CMH into a major hub for primary care and community services, including additional out-patient clinics and relocation and expansion of community rehabilitation beds from Willesden.
- Creating an Elective Orthopaedic Centre on the site, which would be a joint venture for local providers delivering modern elective orthopaedic services.
- Transferring mental health services from Park Royal Hospital.
- Relocating the Regional Genetics service from Northwick Park to CMH
Enhancing services on the CMH site has an effect on the utilisation of sites in Brent, including Willesden Centre for Health and Care, so options for moving services into that building are currently being considered. These include:
- Mental Health - consolidate CAMHS services into a single (new) hub
- Kilburn Square - community services relocation (mainly office space)
- Static Breast Screening Unit - Replacement of existing mobile service
- Relocating some GP practices within a 1 mile radius (discussions underway with practices)
- Non-traditional NHS services including voluntary sector
- Commercial services
Dr Ethie Kong commented: “Central Middlesex Hospital is an excellent, modern facility with good transport links, and we are committed to ensuring that we maximise its full potential.
“We are still working closely with clinicians to agree what extra services can be provided at the site. We are involving local people in this and will continue to keep them informed.
“These proposals will mean the right specialist services are provided at Central Middlesex, and which are fully integrated with our community and primary care services, so that our patients receive the right care in the right place.”
Click here to view the presentation given at the event..