Investment Sees Historic Building Brought Up-To-Date For Modern Day Practice

A Lincolnshire clinic set in a historic building has had a £170,000 investment to overhaul its exterior and bring it up-to-date for modern practice.

Grace Swan Health Clinic, Spilsby was originally built as a memorial hospital in 1902.

The revamp has not only seen external work carried out but the re-opening of two clinical rooms.

After a £170,214 investment external works were carried out by Lindum BMS Lincoln including replacing the roof, dormer windows, rendering and external doors.

Lee Towsey, Estates Manager at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), said: “The focus of the work so far has been mainly on the external fabric of the building. The insulation has been upgraded, a new roof has been put in place as well as the replacement of dormer windows and external doors.

“We are really pleased to have been able to open up two clinical rooms which couldn’t be used due to prior issues with damp. These issues have been sorted and the rooms have been re-plastered and redecorated.”

The work was completed within 16 weeks and there was no disruption to services, despite the work being completed while the clinic was still open.

Claire Thornalley, Clinical Team Lead and Complex Case Manager for LCHS, based at Grace Swan Clinic, said: “The outside looks beautiful now the work has been completed.

“It was a bit noisy but we coped. The builders were very nice and listened to what we wanted. The patients were fine about the working being carried out and were pleased services weren’t disrupted.”

There are plans for further interior decoration and a replacement heating system with work planned to start in the summer.