This phase of the engagement is now closed
A public engagement exercise took place in July 2022 around site options for a new health and wellbeing hub in Shoeburyness, at the eastern end of Southend-on-Sea. There will be further public engagement on the service model in the Autumn.
Our highest priority is providing the best possible care for current and future patients and the wider population through integration of wellbeing provision. An integrated, modern healthcare facility, fit for the 21st century, will help us to improve the patient experience and provide a better working environment for staff.
Local residents have been and will continue to be involved with plans for this exciting new health and wellbeing centre, which we want to offer a range of services in addition to those currently based at Campfield Road Health Centre. There will be no reduction to the services currently provided by the two practices based there.
Listening to the views of patients and residents of Shoebury and the surrounding area is an important part of informing plans for Shoebury Health Centre and the services it hosts.
Local health and care partners share an ambition to bring together a range of health, social care and community services under one roof. To provide the best possible service to residents, we need a flexible, modern building based in the local community that’s fit for the future. We’ve taken the first step in engaging with local residents to make this happen.Ruth Hallett, Alliance Director for South East Essex, NHS Mid and South Essex
More than 600 people have shared their views, helping us to identify a preferred site for an exciting new health and wellbeing hub that we expect to include a wider range of services as well as those currently located in the Campfield Road health centre. I’m very grateful to everyone who took part in this first phase of public involvement.
The preferred site, chosen by a range of stakeholders after a robust engagement and scoring process is Shoebury House. It was selected from a shortlist that also included The Garrison, Thorpedene, North Shoebury and the current health centre site on Campfield Road.
Opportunities to take part in this first phase of engagement were offered at face-to-face events, via text message from local GP practices, through social media advertisements and through our partner communications channels. As noted above, more than 600 responses were received in total, verbally, via printed survey or online.
The preferred site was Shoebury House, for reasons including:
- Residents prefer it.
- There is sufficient space for expansion (working with partners).
- The site is on existing bus routes.
- It lies in the heart of the Shoebury community.
- The location is not far from Campfield Road health centre.
- There is a lower flood risk for the site with options to mitigate flood risks.
- Some funding is already available from insurance following the Shoebury House fire, which we can supplement.