New health centre planned for University of York campus

HEALTH: An artist’s impressed of the planned health centre at the University of York’s Heslington East campus

HEALTH: An artist’s impressed of the planned health centre at the University of York’s Heslington East campus

First published in Education news York Press: Photograph of the Author by

PLANS for a new health centre with a pharmacy and shops at the University of York's Heslington East campus will go on public display on Thursday, September 4.

The proposed scheme would be built on the edge of the campus, and could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents. The plans have been drawn up by Evans Property Group.

It would see the GP's surgery currently on the Heslington West campus, which is run by the Unity Health practice and already serves the local community as well as the student population, relocated and enlarged on the Heslington East site.

Practice manager, Louise Johnston, said: “A new health centre will provide our patients with a single storey, state of the art premises bringing together a wide range of health care professionals under one roof. The location on Heslington East provides our patients with a highly accessible site with favourable public transport services.

Ms Johnston also said that the new development would see patients still registered with Unity Health, and no change to the way patients can see their preferred doctor or nurse.

The University's Registrar David Duncan added: “The site proposed is on the northern edge of the campus at Kimberlow Lane, off Field Lane, making it readily accessible for local people throughout the year, as well as students and staff when they are on campus.

“Alongside the centre, a small supermarket is proposed as are other small shops and a café or restaurant. These again will be available to the public as well as the university community.”

The plans will be on display at Heslington East campus’ Langwith College Glasshouse on Deramore Lane YO10 5GQ between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday.

After the consultation process, a planning application will have to be submitted to and approved by the city council before building can start.

Dr Duncan said: “We hope that as many people as possible will come and see the plans and give us their feedback – which will be extremely valuable ahead of our submission of a planning application.”

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8:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

bloodaxe says...

"...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?
"...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ? bloodaxe
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9:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

York Castle says...

bloodaxe wrote:
"...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?
Maybe I can help you understand a little better. I think their point in mentioning all potential users, was to assure readers that whilst this was situated on the University campus, the facility was not intended solely for the use of students.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: "...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?[/p][/quote]Maybe I can help you understand a little better. I think their point in mentioning all potential users, was to assure readers that whilst this was situated on the University campus, the facility was not intended solely for the use of students. York Castle
  • Score: 14

9:50am Mon 1 Sep 14

again says...

bloodaxe wrote:
"...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?
Had some excellent dentistry done at a SOTA university centre once. It cost me zilch. I still have the tooth to this day; I am eating a biscuit with it.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: "...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?[/p][/quote]Had some excellent dentistry done at a SOTA university centre once. It cost me zilch. I still have the tooth to this day; I am eating a biscuit with it. again
  • Score: 2

10:18am Mon 1 Sep 14

KevinWard59 says...

More important questions are.

What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications?

How long has this been in the pipeline?

Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc?
More important questions are. What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications? How long has this been in the pipeline? Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc? KevinWard59
  • Score: 0

10:28am Mon 1 Sep 14

smudge2 says...

KevinWard59 wrote:
More important questions are.

What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications?

How long has this been in the pipeline?

Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc?
Ask the sage of York.....pedalling Paul....He has the answers to every question regarding vehicular access.
[quote][p][bold]KevinWard59[/bold] wrote: More important questions are. What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications? How long has this been in the pipeline? Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc?[/p][/quote]Ask the sage of York.....pedalling Paul....He has the answers to every question regarding vehicular access. smudge2
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

welf_man says...

KevinWard59 wrote:
More important questions are.

What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications?

How long has this been in the pipeline?

Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc?
Maybe you should go to the exhibition and ask?

Why would there be substantial traffic? It's only over the road from Badger Hill, where a lot of Health Centre patients probably live, and there's a free shuttle bus from Heslington West for staff and students based over there.
[quote][p][bold]KevinWard59[/bold] wrote: More important questions are. What is being done regarding assessment of increased vehicular access and traffic implications? How long has this been in the pipeline? Before the Germany Beck Development and Planning etc?[/p][/quote]Maybe you should go to the exhibition and ask? Why would there be substantial traffic? It's only over the road from Badger Hill, where a lot of Health Centre patients probably live, and there's a free shuttle bus from Heslington West for staff and students based over there. welf_man
  • Score: 2

1:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bloodaxe says...

York Castle wrote:
bloodaxe wrote:
"...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?
Maybe I can help you understand a little better. I think their point in mentioning all potential users, was to assure readers that whilst this was situated on the University campus, the facility was not intended solely for the use of students.
Many thanks for the clarification. How stupid of me not to realise that. I bet you went to university yourself.
[quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: "...could be used by students as well as university staff and local residents." Well who else would use it ?[/p][/quote]Maybe I can help you understand a little better. I think their point in mentioning all potential users, was to assure readers that whilst this was situated on the University campus, the facility was not intended solely for the use of students.[/p][/quote]Many thanks for the clarification. How stupid of me not to realise that. I bet you went to university yourself. bloodaxe
  • Score: -9

2:54pm Mon 1 Sep 14

another grump says...

This is an NHS facility. Are students from abroad allowed to use it and pay via insurance or do we again let anyone use the NHS free.
This is an NHS facility. Are students from abroad allowed to use it and pay via insurance or do we again let anyone use the NHS free. another grump
  • Score: -3

3:59pm Mon 1 Sep 14

York2000 says...

A new health centre - Only the Press comments team would moan about that. Sigh.
A new health centre - Only the Press comments team would moan about that. Sigh. York2000
  • Score: 62

6:56pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bloodaxe says...

another grump wrote:
This is an NHS facility. Are students from abroad allowed to use it and pay via insurance or do we again let anyone use the NHS free.
Who cares ?
[quote][p][bold]another grump[/bold] wrote: This is an NHS facility. Are students from abroad allowed to use it and pay via insurance or do we again let anyone use the NHS free.[/p][/quote]Who cares ? bloodaxe
  • Score: 2
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