Starting Monday 26th March, we have plans for a renovation project at Carterknowle practice.
Although there may be some minor disruption, the practice will be much improved for patients.
The building works should last approximately 6 months.
The renovation will include:
- An upgrade to all patient waiting areas - including improved seating
- Installation of a lift
- Three new downstairs clinical rooms
- Ramp outside access instead of stairs
- Automatic front door at entrance
Keep track of the project below!
Exciting progress on the new Consulting Rooms!
Dr Hilton working in the finished Consulting Room A (left), having a chat with Nurse Practitioner Debbie in the finished Consulting Room B (middle), and Healthcare Assistant Sara in the finished Consulting room C (right).
Work in the Waiting Room has been busy! New Seating, Paint and a new Automatic Front Door!
13/08/18 - We are sad to report that due to vandalism in the downstairs disabled toilet, the toilet will be shut this week to be repaired.
With most of the larger scale jobs done on the renovation, there are no new updates to show you. Preparations for the new clinical rooms are still being made.
Day 88 - 27/07/18 - New Floor in Waiting Area and Stairs!
All the new flooring in the Surgery is now complete!
Day 82 - 19/07/18 - Waiting Area Awaiting New Floor!
The Floor in the Downstairs Patient Waiting Area has been stripped and levelled, ready for the new floor to go down!
Day 78 - 13/07/18 - Flooring Downstairs
The downstairs corridors now have nice new flooring!
Next to be done is the downstairs patient waiting room.
Day 70 - 03/07/18 - Downstairs Work Underway
The carpet in the downstairs corridor has been stripped, ready for new flooring!
The old seating in the downstairs waiting room has been ripped out (finally)! New seating to come soon!
Day 68 - 29/06/18 - More on the New Clinical Rooms
Constulting room A (above) and consulting room B (below left) and C (below right) have new floor and paint!
Day 66 - 27/06/18 - In with the New Flooring!
The new flooring in the upstairs patient waiting room and corridors is now finished!
Day 61 - 20/06/18 - Out with the Old Flooring!
The old carpet in the upstairs waiting room and corridors has been ripped up in preparation for some exciting new flooring!
The new clinical rooms are still being worked on, with new desks and cabling.
Day 51 - 06/06/18 - Finished Lift and Patient Toilet
Day 48 - 01/06/18 - More on the new Clinical Rooms!
These rooms will soon become Consulting Room A (Left), B (Middle) and C (Right). You can see where they are located in the surgery on the floor plan above.
A new door has now been added between Consulting Room C and the corridor, next to the nurses room.
Day 43 - 25/05/18 - The 3 new downstairs Clinical Rooms are coming together.
The first new Clinical Room (Consulting Room A on the above floor plan) is where the access to the corridor used to be. You can see the new wall from the waiting area here (Above Left).
Access to this corridor is now through a new door (Above Right) on the other side of the waiting room!
Through the door and into the corridor! You can see the other side of that same Clinical Room here (Above Left), and inside of the room (Above Right).
Above Left: Inside the second Clinical Room (Consulting Room B on the above floor plan), which is accessed down the corridor just beyond the first.
Above Right: At the end of the corridor, just opposite the current Nurse's room, the third Clinical room (Consulting Room C on the above floor plan) is being built.
Day 36 - 16/05/18 - A new Door, walls being taken down and built, and what will become a new downstairs clinical room.
This door will provide access from the downstairs waiting room to the corridor where the clinical rooms and stairs are. Photos taken from the corridor (Left) and the waiting room (right).
The builders have been hard at work, tearing down walls and building new ones, which will eventually become the three new downstairs clinical rooms!
We were so busy we forgot to take any pictures this week, sorry!
Day 28 - 02/05/18 - A lick of paint and a new toilet
Ground Floor (Left) and First Floor (Right)
A new upstairs Patient Toilet is being installed in place of the old one.
Day 23 - 25/04/18 - Plastered!
Plasterers are in to neaten things up a bit. Here's the lift from the downstairs patient waiting area.
Day 20 - 20/04/18 - The upstairs waiting room wall has been knocked down, making it a lot more spacious.
Day 13 - 11/04/18 - The Lift has been installed!
Ground Floor First Floor
Day 12 - 10/04/18 - Lift Installation Begins
Ground Floor First Floor
Day 9 - 05/04/18 - The Lift Shaft is taking shape. The way up and down is slightly less automatic for now!
Ground Floor First Floor
Day 3 - 28/03/18 - Behind a mysterious curtain in the Downstairs Patient Waiting Area, building work is well and truly underway!
Downstairs - The Beginnings of a Lift Shaft behind the curtain!
Upstairs - Picture lift doors where that spade is. - And significantly less dirt.
Before the Project
23/03/18 - Here are some images of the 2 patient waiting rooms before any work has started!
Downstairs - This is where the lift will be installed
Upstairs - The lift will open out into this room upstairs