Integrated Health Hub at Treviglas – Lowenna

Integrated Health Hub at Treviglas – Lowenna

We are delighted that we are one of three secondary schools involved in wave 2 of the Integrated Health Centre initiative in Cornwall and our Hub is NOW OPEN!

Students at Treviglas Community College will now benefit from the opening of a new centre that offers professional support and advice on a range of educational and health related topics.

Located at the College the new Integrated Health Centre was recently opened by Cornwall’s Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Edward Bolitho and Dr Barbara Vann, Chair of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Community Trust.

Delighted Sixth Form students Jack Doswell and Jody Audley said, “The centre is fantastic, we are so lucky to have this facility at our college.  There has clearly been a lot of thought put into the design and décor, the colour schemes are amazing.  The general ambience is relaxing and reassuring with a non-clinical feel.  In addition to the consultation rooms, there are group meeting rooms and even a baby changing facility.”

“In addition to our teachers, we will now have access to health professionals.  The centre will also benefit fellow students who live in more rural areas where Doctors Surgeries are not easily accessible.”

Following the official opening Colonel Bolitho said, “This is the first time I have visited a centre like this and I must say it is very impressive.  Given the financial constraints currently placed on the NHS it is refreshing to see a project that focuses on prevention.”

I applaud the early intervention into the health of the younger generation. They are the future and any investment in their education and wellbeing that enables them to stay healthy can only have a positive impact on their lives, and will eventually reduce expenditure on the NHS.

Welcoming guests, Karen Ross, Head Teacher at Treviglas Community College said, “We have created a facility that will offer professional health services in a discrete and non-clinical environment.  It is thrilling that we are able to work in partnership in such an innovative way to offer young people the very best support, information and guidance available.”

Dr Barbara Vann, Chair of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in her opening statement to students said, “I’m enormously pleased that the Integrated Health Centres have made it into the policies of Cornwall, in terms of health and education and will soon be mainstream.  In my current role I’m very proud of what the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has achieved in getting to this point. In funding this centre, they have shown creative thinking in a different way and deserve every credit for taking those steps. We are now showing the way forward that hopefully will be copied elsewhere.”

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