The Mayor opens new centre for Bury children’s services

A new dedicated hub for children’s health services in Bury is now open.

Bury Living Well Centre openingBury Living Well Centre brings together a number of services provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, along with providing additional clinic and treatment rooms.

The centre was officially opened on Tuesday 17 January by The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Mike Connolly, and Mr Ian Hargreaves, Consort, alongside representatives from partner organisations and the local community.

The hub is now home to paediatric physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, the Community Eye Service for adults and children, and Bury Stroke Team.

The building, which is owned by The Regenda Group, is located on Morley Street, Bury, BL9 9JQ.

Having these services in one place will also help to improve partnership working between teams, to provide more joined up services for local families. It will also reduce building costs and ensure good transport links to a central location.

Community groups are also encouraged to make use of the new building free of charge, and it has also been offered to the police for neighbourhood meetings, along with MPs and councillors for surgeries.

The centre also has a café which is run by Bury Employment Services.

Stuart Richardson is Service Director for Community Services Bury with Pennine Care. He said: “Moving these services to a new central hub makes it easier for families to access them and keeps them in the community, as opposed to their previous base at Fairfield General Hospital.

 “This gives a positive experience and relaxed environment, with features such as a play area and a café, to provide more long-term care for families.”

Contact information and clinic teams for each service will remain the same and can be found at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/servicedirectory

To enquire about using the building for a community group, please contact Jo Williamson, Business Development Manager, by emailing jwilliamson7@nhs.net