15 May 2018
Budleigh Hub officially opened it doors on Friday 4 May, welcoming over 400 visitors to take a tour around the hub, participate in one of the many activities on offer, speak to representatives from the services delivered at the Hub and sample tasty treats at the cooking demonstrations.
This partnership project has been developed between Westbank Community Health and Care based in Exminster, the League of Friends of Budleigh Salterton Hospital, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG), Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and NHS Property Services. After four years of development and £500k refurbishment funded by League of Friends of Budleigh Salterton Hospital the revived community hospital has been transformed into a vibrant health and wellbeing hub serving the communities of Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh.
Mary Nisbett, Westbank Chief Executive said: “the Hub showcases the successful integration of services by health and social care agencies, community care services and commercial activities. The variety of services provided at the Hub is result of the partners shared commitment to the project, vision and passion”.
Simon Tapley, interim chief officer of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “I am delighted to see so many people from the local community came out to celebrate the official launch of the Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub. The CCG has been a key partner and supporter of the Hub initiative and I am pleased that this project has become a reality.
“The hub is a great asset for the local community. It combines health and wellbeing, social care and voluntary sector services in one place, showing exactly what can be achieved when different organisations work together.
“This form of collaboration and integration between partners is a model we support right across Devon.”