Premises Survey

The Waterloo Practice Premises Survey

The lease on our Waterloo Practice premises ends in March 2025.  We need to plan what to do before this happens. 

We think we need larger premises to provide more services and meet the needs of our patients.

We want to know what you, our patients, think we should do.

About The Waterloo Practice

The Waterloo Practice has been on Wakefield Road for approximately 60 years. 

The practice has about 10,000 patients and 35 staff.  We provide GP and other services to residents in Waterloo, Almondbury, Lepton, Dalton and the surrounding areas in Huddersfield. The practice can also accept patients who live out of the practice area.

Other health and social care services sometimes work out of the practice.

We have six GP partners, two GP Registrars, one Advanced Nurse Practitioner and six nursing team members. A further eighteen administrative staff are based at the practice. 

Why we need to think about our premises

The contract on the building runs out in March 2025.

We tried to find a new site over 15 years ago, however we could not find a site big enough. The Waterloo Practice was then rebuilt in 2004/05 to offer more modern facilities on the site of the old premises. 

Some of the reasons we feel we need to think about our premises are;

  • Our consultation rooms are all on the ground floor with no room to extend. The upper floor is not suitable for consultations.
  •  The waiting room does not offer privacy for patients wanting to have confidential conversations
  •  Patients tell us that our car park does not meet their needs
  •  Kirklees Council agree the local area does not allow for on street parking. It is unlikely that the council will support any extensions to improve the premises without additional parking.

We would also like to provide more services and specialist services, like investigations and minor procedures, but are restricted by the space available.

We feel that we are unable to extend the care we provide due to the existing facilities at Waterloo, particularly the space and parking. We want to provide high quality care from premises that are fit for the future.

We want to know what you think is important. Please fill in this short survey to tell us.

By answering our questions it will help us to understand more about you, your thoughts and any impact on you or your household that we would need to think about. We want your views to help us understand what you would like us to do.

Signed

Dr Hubert Nazareth, Dr Farooq Hameed, Dr Henry Frankland, Dr Fouzia Ihsan, Dr Zabair Ahmed and Dr Farah Hassan.

We need your views

The survey is available online at: 

https://forms.gle/6gcGrCFZoYWbYGLs8

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, your views are important to us.

Once we have received all the responses to the survey, we will review them and think about what people have told us.  The practice will let you know what we have been told on the practice website.

We will then need to think about our plans for the future.

Prefer to print?

Click here to print a pdf version of the survey which you can complete by hand and return to the practice by dropping into the letter box on the Wakefield Road entrance or via Royal Mail postal service.

The WP Premises survey Final.pdf