Serving a population of around 16,000 in some of Birmingham’s most deprived inner city neighbourhoods, Sparkhill Primary Care Centre represents a £10 million investment in improving access to health care services.
The three-story centre was commissioned by Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust and lies in a prominent position at the heart of the community it serves.
Residents of Sparkhill face a journey of more than five miles to their nearest hospital A&E department. The new centre includes in its wide range of services an urgent care centre open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There are also specialist services for mothers and young children reflecting Sparkhill’s very young age profile.
The centre’s services include:
- GP surgeries
- Urgent care centre
- Dental and nursing facilities
- Out of hospital care including podiatry, physiotherapy and outpatient services
- Counselling, substance abuse and lifestyle support
- District and community nursing.