CASH services to move during Market Street facelift

News: Market Street - artist's impression
Artist's impression of the restored building

We are investing £2 million to completely refurbish Market Street Health Centre in Woolwich.

While this happens, our contraception and sexual health (CASH) service as well as our community gynaecology services are moving to the Outpatients department at Memorial Hospital on Shooters Hill. While the services are based at Memorial Hospital, CASH clinics will run at Memorial Hospital and at Clover Health Centre in Woolwich from Tuesday 22 April. Market Street Health Centre will reopen in early 2015.

The refurbishment, which is being funded by us, will see improvements including an enlarged, welcoming reception area; new clinical facilities such as treatment and triage rooms; an open-plan area for staff and new equipment. The building's 1930's Art Deco features will also be restored. Other services will be run from Market Street when the works are completed including Greenwich Community Learning Disability Services.

News: Market Street - Jane Dickson and Cllr
Dr Jane Dickson, left with Cllr Janet Gillman

We held a drop-in at the centre on 9 April to share our plans for the site with invited local guests. Cllr Janet Gillman is Chair of Royal Borough of Greenwich's Health and Scrutiny Committee. She said: "Members of the public attend this committee and it will be good to tell them about the new health facilities at Market Street, which is an important asset for the borough."  

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Dr Jane Dickson, said: "The building was an old GP surgery; new clinical rooms have been specially designed to ensure the building is fit for purpose in future." 

Jane Wells, Director, Adult Community Services, said: "Market Street Health Centre has long been an integral part of the local community. People of all ages feel attached to it and use it well. It is central and very accessible and its quiet location means vulnerable people also feel comfortable coming here. The building is showing its age, however, and the renovation is a great opportunity to provide coordinated health services in a bright, modern environment in the heart of Woolwich."

Published on 11th April 2014