News | PR19-163 | New state-of-the-art health centre for Worthing takes step forward – Adur & Worthing Councils

A new state-of-the-art health centre in Worthing acting as a one-stop shop for a range of care issues has taken a step closer to reality.

The Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) will combine doctors, mental health specialists, outpatients, health visitors, chemists and services for families and children.

It is to be located on the car park at the back of the Town Hall and would see the existing Central Clinic site demolished to make way for the new facility.

A new multi-storey car park for 186 cars is also to be built next to the new centre. The building project for health centre and car park is to be funded by Worthing Borough Council through borrowing to the tune of £34 million to be recouped through rent and income.

Both the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, which provides medical, nursing and therapeutic care, and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability care, intend to take space in the new centre alongside the leading GP practice, Worthing Medical Group, and pharmacist Paydens Ltd.

At a meeting of Adur & Worthing Councils Joint Strategic Committee last week, members voted to proceed with a full business case for the WICC and release £600,000 to progress the project to obtain planning permission.

News | PR19-163 | New state-of-the-art health centre for Worthing takes step forward – Adur & Worthing Councils

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