POOLE building firm Greendale Construction has completed work on the £1.5 million Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre.

The construction company has been working on the project with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

It involved Carlisle House Surgery, Lagland Road, Poole, relocating to a modern location in the Lifeboat Quay building off Holes Bay Road, Poole.

Greendale Construction Limited director Chris Kane said: “Greendale’s full fit-out of Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre, which included all new partitions, joinery, air conditioning, heating, lighting and security systems, will be a huge improvement to the current patients relocating from Carlisle House Surgery, as well as the growing population for this part of Poole.

"We are proud of our involvement with this project for the NHS Dorset CCG, and wish the staff and patients a smooth changeover."

This changeover, when GP services will move to from Carlisle House to the new surgery, is scheduled for September 2.

Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre will offer patients eight consulting rooms and three treatment spaces, as well as an interview room, staff welfare facilities, and an office base to allow an independent district nurse to operate from the surgery.

Initially serving 6,000 patients, the medical centre has been designed and to cater for the area’s growing population, and will eventually have the capacity for up to 13,000 patients.

It will offer 84 parking spaces, with allocated spaces for disabled patients.

The new location is also 100 metres from a bus stop for patients using public transport.

Diane McLaughlin, from NHS Dorset CCG said: “This has been a great project to work on and we are all delighted with the new home for the patients and staff of Carlisle House Surgery which will offer people real benefits from day one once it is opened in early September.”

Earlier this year the Daily Echo spoke to patients of the new surgery, during a special information day in Poole.

Sandra Lewis, chairman of the Carlisle House Surgery Patient Information Group, said she believed the new medical centre will make a huge difference for patients.

She added: "There is also the facility of the Asda pharmacy, which is open for extended hours."

Meanwhile, patient Edyth Morgan, who is also member of the surgery's patient information group, said: "I think treatment is going to be more flowing, because there will be more patient treatment rooms."