31 August 2012

New Akerman Health Centre in Patmos Road now open

The new Akerman Health Centre on Patmos Road, SW9 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has now opened promising local people better access to health, dental and other services.

View of Akerman Health Centre on Patmos Road, SW9 on vassallview.com

Three local Doctors practices have now moved to the new location: Iveagh House Surgery, Foxley Square Surgery and the Myatts Field Medical Practice

In addition health, community and dental services will be provided at the Akerman Health Centre as well as the care of long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, and access to mental health services, including a specialist outreach service. It will be the main base for district nursing and specialist maternity services for people in Brixton.

Akerman Health Centre on Patmos Road on Vassallview.comLocal GP and chair of the NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group  Dr Adrian McLaughlin commented  “The great strength of the Akerman Health Centre will be its bringing together under one roof of the healthcare and social care services that people living and working in Lambeth will need to stay well and healthy.  We hope that the centre will also bring shorter waiting times and better access to services for patients.  For us as clinical commissioners, reducing inequalities and improving healthcare for local people is a priority, and the Akerman Health Centre will go some way to achieving this.”
Funding for Akerman Health Centre was provided through the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme. This is a public private partnership between Building Better Health, a private sector development partner set up in 2003 to bid for NHS LIFT projects in Greater London, and the NHS in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. It provides funding for brand new health and social care facilities which are then leased to the public sector, including NHS organisations and GPs.

Further information on the Akerman Health Centre website