Eltham Community Hospital officially opens

News: Eltham Community Hospital officially opens
Celebrating the official opening of Eltham Community Hospital

A decade of community determination and partnership working has been celebrated at the official opening of Eltham Community Hospital.

The purpose-built NHS community hospital brings together GPs, nurses and social care under one roof. This enables the delivery of high quality, integrated clinical and community services to meet the needs of people across Greenwich borough.

It was officially opened by Eltham MP, Clive Efford, who has campaigned for a local health facility for many years.

Oxleas was an integral part of the partnership which developed the hospital and it is this joint working ethic which is seen as key to the project's success. The partnership also included Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare NHS Trust, community health partnerships and local residents.

Mr Efford, MP, said: "It is a great honour to officially open our new community hospital. I want to congratulate everyone who has contributed since the project began in 2007. I know from speaking to people who have used the facilities how much it is appreciated."

Keith Soper, Director of Adult Community Health Services, said: "We are pleased to officially mark the opening of Eltham Community Hospital. Our intermediate care unit was the first service to move into the building in March this year and has been followed by a number of community clinics that we operate from the consulting rooms at the hospital.

"The hospital itself epitomises integrated working in practice with GPs, the local hospital and our community teams working alongside each other in state-of-the-art facilities."

Published on 25th September 2015