Patients, Visitors & The Public

Proposed relocation of community services from Boughton Health Centre

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CoCH) and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP)  currently provide a range of community and outreach services from Boughton Health Centre in Chester.

CWP services

COCH services

Podiatry

Paediatrics

Continence Advisory

Dietetics

Speech and language therapy

Midwives

Dermatology

Orthoptist

Psychology

 

Following formal notice from Boughton Medical Group, who own the health centre facility, CWP and COCH have been notified of the requirement to vacate its accommodation at Boughton Health Centre no later than 20 March 2022 as community services are unable to remain at Boughton.

CWP and CoCH are planning to relocate these services to alternative venues in Chester, as close as possible to the current Boughton Health Centre site. In the main these are the Lache Health Centre and the Fountains Health Building.

  • Lache Health Centre - approximately 2.6 miles from Boughton Health Centre and is within walking distance from Clivedon Road, which is well served by public transport.

  • Fountains Health Building - approximately 1 mile from Boughton Health Centre, located in Delamere Street, Chester, and is served by a council run car park with good public transport access.

Before progressing with the proposed relocations, CWP and the CoCH held a period of public and wider stakeholder engagement, from 10 January – 4 February, lasting a month. We contacted (by letter) the patients and carers who are currently on the caseloads affected and access services. We did this to ensure that were better able to understand their needs and provide continuity of care.

Following this period of engagement and taking on board feedback received, please read the engagement summary here, CoCH and CWP will now progress the short-distance relocation of community services from Boughton Medical Centre to their new bases on Monday 28 February.

If you would like to provide feedback, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service via the freephone number 0800 195 1241 or via email at cochpals@nhs.net

For CoCH Services:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service via the Freephone number 0800 195 4462 or cwp.PALS@nhs.net