Work begins on Catterick Garrison health centre

  • 10th April 2024

An artist’s impression of the new integrated care campus

Construction work has started on a flagship new NHS and Ministry of Defence (MOD) health centre at Catterick Garrison.

The joint project will deliver health and care services to the military and civilian communities of Catterick and the wider Richmondshire areas.

To be called the Catterick Integrated Care Campus is a first-of-a-kind partnership facility and will enable shared estate, expertise, and learning to optimise health and care services for the community.

Subject to clinical review, these services could include GP clinics, imaging and diagnostic services, community health and support services, social prescribing, defence health recovery group teams, and sexual health and drugs and alcohol interventions.

The construction work is being led by Tilbury Douglas.

Wendy Balmain, the North Yorkshire Director of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), said: “I am delighted that work has now started on the Catterick Integrated Care Campus, which will enable us to deliver modern and fit-for-the-future health and care for military personnel, their families, and veterans – as well as the wider Richmondshire population.

“This project will deliver a state-of-the-art, purpose-built health and care facility to bring together a broad range of services collectively under one roof and provide our Catterick communities with integrated and responsive health and care.

“All health and care partners working together has brought us one step further to delivering this unique project first conceived by the community in 2015.”

MOD’s Air Commodore Darren Ellison, UK strategic command’s head of healthcare and strategic plans, added: “The Catterick Integrated Care Campus affords the MOD and NHS a hugely-significant opportunity to make a tangible difference in addressing health inequalities and barriers to access of healthcare, improving health outcomes for our civilian and military communities.”

And Karina Dare, primary care estates strategy lead at NHS Property Services, said: “Existing primary care providers do work closely to support patient care, but the reality remains that buildings currently in use are old, overcrowded, and not fit for purpose.

“Supporting the ICB and working with DIO and UK Strategic Command on this joint infrastructure project has been a first for us.

“Sharing our skills and experience in healthcare property development and strategic asset management has resulted in a solution which we can all be proud of.”

The new campus is expected to open in 2026.

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