Prestonpans Health Centre

The £2 million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre will see the building increase in size and will provide purpose-built spaces for patients and staff.

As well as reconfiguring the current health centre, the extension will include three new treatment rooms, a community consulting room and two larger health care assistant rooms.
The practice has also now been approved as a GP training practice centre.
 
The extension will provide staff accommodation and the reconfiguration of the current area is enabling the new clinical and training accommodation.

Work commenced in July 2016 and will be completed in spring 2017.
 
The project is being delivered by Hub South East Scotland, which was established in 2010 to provide development services throughout the Lothians and Borders.
 
In East Lothian, Hub South East has successfully delivered Haddington and St Mary’s Primary, the Gullane Day Centre and Surgery, and an extension and refurbishment at Tranent Health Centre. Hub is also currently developing the new East Lothian Community Hospital.
 
GRAHAM Construction has been appointed as main contractor on the project. For more information visit the website: www.graham.co.uk 

Planning approval 

Following approval of the planning subsmission in March 2016, David Small, Chief Officer, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “I am so glad that we have got approval for the extension to Prestonpans Health Centre and I would like to thank all the people involved in preparing our planning application – their hard work has paid off.
 
“The East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership wants to enable much more locally-based care and this development in Prestonpans will provide a modern and accessible health centre, able to respond effectively to the needs of its community.”

Dr Zain Kapasi, GP, Prestonpans Health Centre, said: "These proposals will allow the practice to accommodate and train junior GPs to become fully qualified. The hope is that in 2016 we’ll be allocated a new GP in training. This will allow the introduction of a new cohort of young doctors each year.

“Being able to provide GP training will be a big benefit for all staff and patients.”

Last Reviewed: 14/03/2017