The Cornish Times announced an update on 27 April regarding changes to our building. We want to reassure our patients and those who live in the local Liskeard area that this development is still in the very early stages. We’d shared with our patient participation group (PPG) that we were at the start of this process and there are many details yet to be formalised.
We’re proud to be part of a tradition where this building has served patients since 1874, when it was purpose-built as a GP practice. Healthcare has changed much over the last 150 years, and we want to make sure we continue our history of serving the community by futureproofing the services we deliver. Part of this involves improving our existing building and expansion into a state-of-the-art healthcare facility. This facility, if approved, will have more clinical space, better access for patients, an environment that adds to the wellbeing of patients and our staff, and is set up to support better digital networks and systems. We’re excited that it also will allow us to expand our services for preventative medicine.
As a key part of the next stages, we will be asking our staff, our patients and community to get involved in information events that will explain the details of the development and more about what we are trying to achieve. We’re grateful to both Liskeard Council and Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group for their support and for working with us as we reviewed the initial plans.
Ultimately, our Surgery is here to provide the highest standard of healthcare to an increasing population, and we are looking forward to being able to do that in a larger, more modern healthcare setting, as well as to sharing with you what that may look like. Your support as we move forward is very much appreciated.