A New Health Hub For Houghton Regis Potentially by Mid-2024

A new health hub could potentially be designed, constructed and completed by mid-2024 on the Kingsland site at Parkside in Houghton Regis.  

A presentation was given today by Patricia Coker from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commission Group to the Health and Wellbeing Board in a virtual meeting held by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Patricia Coker told the meeting that in Houghton Regis there was currently a 28% gap in primary care premises given the current population, and with the projected population in 2035, if nothing is done, there would be a 53% gap in primary care premises.

The meeting was told that the preferred site would be the Kingsland site, adjacent to the Leisure Centre to create a hub there. The presentation also mentions the HRN2 site but commentary in the online discussion (see video) suggests that they don't have enough land there for their needs. There are S106 monies available. The presentation can be downloaded here.

As well as Houghton Regis, the Commissioning Group is looking at providing new health hubs for Dunstable, where constructors are due to start work next month, Ivel Valley, West Mid Beds and Leighton Buzzard.