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Polyclinic planned for athletes’ village at 2012 Olympics

31 March 2010

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Athletes at the London 2012 Olympics will be able to enjoy state-of-the-art healthcare thanks to the construction of a new polyclinic which has been approved.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced that the athletes’ village will house the facility which has received planning permission.

It will provide local communities with healthcare along with the new residents that will move into the village after 2012.

Throughout the London 2012 Games, Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be able to access treatment there.

The facilities will include community and healthcare amenities co-located in a four-story 5,000 square metre building with car parking and cycle spaces; a full range of primary healthcare services run by NHS Newham including multiple GP surgeries, outpatient activity, physiotherapy services, a children’s clinic and diagnostic facilities including X-ray and ultrasound.

Other healthcare facilities include dentistry, optometry and other ancillary services; extensive community facilities including a gym, youth centre, café, and flexible training/meeting space.

A Community Development Trust will be set up to manage the community facilities and provide a range of services to benefit local residents.

The polyclinic will include funding from the ODA and the Department of Health, delivered through NHS Newham. Construction work is due to start on site by late 2010.

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