Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2016

Green Light For Health Board To Lease Former Council Offices In Prestatyn

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2016

Denbighshire’s Cabinet has agreed to grant a lease to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to deliver a primary care service from one of the Council’s former buildings in Prestatyn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ty Nant, off Nant Hall Road was one of the Council’s main administrative offices until August 2014. It has since remained empty, but the Council has kept the building on a ‘warm property’ basis, to ensure the building remained in good condition for letting, selling or forming part of a wider regeneration scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Health Board has identified a need for new premises to run its primary care service following a decision by two medical practices to end their contracts with the Board. The provision of an integrated primary care centre at Ty Nant means services can be delivered from one central building within the town centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jamie Groves, Head of Finance, Assets and Housing, said: “The Council is delighted to be in a position to offer a lease to the Board, to provide a solution to the primary care needs of Prestatyn residents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council has been looking at reducing the number of buildings in its portfolio, to identify savings to the budget. Over the past five years, we have relocated staff from five locations to other existing Council buildings, which means that we have released valuable office accommodation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Reducing the budget through closing administrative buildings means we can protect valuable frontline services to the public. In this particular case, we will also be assisting the Health Board through providing modern, fit for purpose facilities to meet their needs in Prestatyn” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris Stockport, Area Medical Director for the Health Board, said: ““We are delighted that the Council have agreed to this lease. The Healthy Prestatyn Iach project will bring in new era of health care for local people, based around teams that bring together a number of different health professionals. Bringing these teams into a single location will enable colleagues to work more closely together, supporting each other to deliver a more integrated and effective service to our patients.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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