Crocus medical practice moves to Walden Community Hospital

Crocus Medical Practice is moving to a new healthcare facility this week.

They will leave The Old Rectory on Castle Street on Friday (July 23) and move into a new space at Saffron Walden Community Hospital on Radwinter Road, ready for surgical appointments on Monday afternoon. The phone number will remain the same.

During the move, the other site of the GP’s practice, in High Street, Great Chesterford, will remain open.

He will offer appointments on the day only during the moving period that cannot be pre-booked before the return to normal.

Details of the measures implemented are available on the firm’s website.

The new healthcare center was created as part of a £ 2.3million project that finally started earlier this year after the global pandemic delayed work by a year.

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It was provided by NHS Property Services in partnership with West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

It will double the number of consultation and treatment rooms over 700 square meters. There are also 25 additional parking spaces.

Peter Wightman, Managing Director of West Essex CCG
– Credit: West Essex CCG

West Essex CCG Managing Director Peter Wightman said of the decision: “This is an important strategic step in enabling the firm team to operate from larger modern facilities to provide primary care for residents of the Saffron Walden area.

“The location of the community hospital also provides a number of opportunities for the health and care professionals at the site to work together.

“We wish the training team the best of luck with the move and all the changes needed to move into the new facility.”

The Grade II listed building from which they leave Castle Street is being sold by Savills for £ 1.4million and has already been the subject of a bid.

The listing indicates that it could be restored to be a family home. It was built in 1793 and turned into a doctor’s office 100 years later in 1983.

Crocus Medical Practice is part of the primary care network that administers Covid-19 vaccinations at the Lord Butler Leisure Center, which was twice praised by Matt Hancock while serving as Secretary of Health, for being one of the most efficient in the country. This work is in addition to their normal workload.

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