Cockenzie Health Centre celebrates reopening

Topic Projects, Health

Date 03 Feb 2023

Morrison Construction Building Central has handed over the extension and refurbishment of the Cockenzie Health Centre to NHS Lothian and the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

The works, procured in partnership with Hub South East, were part of a £4.1m redevelopment project, which aimed to increase the size of the existing site to meet the needs of the region’s growing population and provide a wider range of services to the local community.

The new-build element now houses 15 consulting rooms, a 66% increase from the old building, as well as two new treatment rooms. Alongside these new spaces, the Cockenzie Health Centre also now provides midwife services and the nurse-led Community Treatment and Care Service (CTACS), where patients can be allocated appointments to the Care When It Counts (CWIC) team to assess their medical and care needs.

David Ewing, Managing Director of Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “We are immensely proud of our work on Cockenzie Health Centre, and the difference facilities such as this can make to the local community.

“This high-quality project not only demonstrates our commitment to the primary care sector, but also represents fantastic collaboration with all the stakeholders involved to achieve a great result.”

Peter Murray, Vice Chair of NHS Lothian and Chair of East Lothian’s Integration Joint Board, said: “This project has been a long time in the making, and we are absolutely thrilled to have this facility reopened.  The collective team have gone above and beyond with this refurbishment and the facilities that are now available to the local people of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans are outstanding.”

Fiona Wilson, Chief Officer of the East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership adds; “We would like to thank all of the contributors who have made this project possible.  It has been an incredible team effort for a wide variety of partnership and networks, without which this project would not have been possible.  I would also like to give special thanks to the patient participation group for their valued contribution to the process.

We very much hope that this facility serves the health, wellbeing and social needs of this community for years to come.”

Roddy Clark, Hub South East’s Operations Director added: “It’s fantastic to be invited back to the official opening of the extended Cockenzie Health Centre and to hear first-hand how it is already benefiting patients and the Harbours Medical Practice Team.

“We’re proud to have delivered this enhanced health space with our contractor Morrison Construction, to help meet the needs of the growing population locally. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with NHS Lothian and East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership on future projects.”