Stroud’s Podiatry and Adult Physiotherapy services have moved into the new £6.5m medical centre which recently opened in the town centre.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has moved both teams into the top floor of the Five Valleys Medical Practice, in King Street, which opened on Thursday 1 December in a joint venture between Locking Hill Surgery and the Stroud Valleys Family Practice.
The Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy team moved in from its former base in Stroud General Hospital on Monday and Tuesday this week (Jan 23-24). The Podiatry moved from its former base at Beeches Green Health Centre yesterday, Wednesday 25 January.
Sarah Nicholson, the Trust’s Lead Physiotherapist, said: “The premises are lovely with new clinic rooms, a large gym area and well-designed reception.
“Along with the gym, reception and waiting area, the new premises has 14 consulting or treatment rooms, bathrooms with showers, a staff room and storage and equipment rooms.
“I’m sure it’s going to offer our Stroud patients an improved experience. The building is new and modern. Having different therapists based together allows everyone to work jointly with patients as well as sharing their skills with colleagues.”
The premises are part of a wider redevelopment of the former Woolworths building in Stroud town centre, which also includes a shopping centre and indoor market.