The proposed Health Centre will accommodate GPs from both of Thame’s existing doctors’ surgeries, the Unity Practice and the Rycote Practice, in a single building.
This will allow the two practices to work closer together and improve patient services, building the clinical team to include nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and doctors’ assistants, saving unnecessary hospital trips.
The Health Centre will accommodate consulting treatment rooms and potentially also flexible space for nurses, specialists including councillors and health visitors, and an on-site pharmacy.
Care homes have evolved to have more and more activity space, emulating daily life. Montpelier Care Homes are focused on integration, opening their doors for local people to share this space.
All bedrooms within the Care Home will be en-suite and between 16 and 20 sq. metres. The Care Home will feature a large “heart” space close to the front entrance with a cafe and bar, as well as other activity spaces.
All sorts of community activities could be accommodated at the Care Home, including day care, musical recitals, quiz evenings, film nights and rehearsals for local drama groups. Integration of this kind is proven to benefit care home residents through contact and stimulation.
ASSISTED LIVING APARTMENTS
There will also be around 45 assisted living apartments, for residents who have care needs and are supported by care home staff to live as normal a life as possible, including help with shopping, food preparation, administering medication and helping with personal care.
The apartments will have 24-hour staffing as well as access to the Care Home’s facilities and communal spaces.