Acomb Garth Community Care Centre opens its doors
What is a Community Care Centre?
Community Care Centres bring services to each neighbourhood that historically, you may have had to travel to.
They include things like blood taking, women's health and wound care services.
The aim is to give people time to talk before, during and after their appointment in a pleasant environment.
It is also about providing a place where people who have been housebound and isolated can come for the benefit of their physical and mental wellbeing.
What services are available at Acomb Garth?
Acomb Garth Community Care Centre
2 Oak Rise
Tel: 01904 943690
- Cycle parking available
- Bus routes to Acomb: Traveline
- Drop off point outside front entrance
- Limited car parking for patients on site with E Charging points, or at Morrisons supermarket
- Wheelchairs available on site and the site is accessible.
- Hearing Loop
If you are elderly or have a disability, York Wheels offer support with transport: call 01904 630080 or visit York Wheels.
Medibus services provide residents of East Riding of Yorkshire with transport from their front door. To book a journey call 03456 445959
Chief Executive Madeline Ruff explained what the team was trying to achieve:
“We’re so excited to be offering this great new facility. We passionately believe that community health, care and voluntary services delivered together, within the community, has a positive impact people’s health and wellbeing.
“This well-equipped and beautiful centre will be a place where people can come and relax, as well as get treatment and advice. It will be a place which brings people together and we really hope the people of Acomb will welcome it.
“Most people will know us as the team who ran the York Vaccination Centre at Askham Bar. Moving forward, we continue to run the vaccination service, as well as working with our partners across York to set up new healthcare services. This is about reinvesting back into our community and is a really exciting new venture for York.”