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The Knowle West Health Park Company is a charitable company created to tackle health inequalities and promote health and well-being in south Bristol. The company aims to provide high quality services to prevent illness, promote good health and assist recovery after medical treatment.
The company is located on the Knowle West Health Park, a joint initiative between the local community, Bristol City Council and NHS Bristol. It was developed in response to evidence of poor health in the Filwood electoral ward. The first building, the William Budd Health Centre was opened in 1999, followed by an NHS Walk-in Centre, Healthy Living Centre and Café, and Renal Dialysis Unit. The outdoor areas include play facilities, picnic areas, art installations, an amphitheatre, an exercise trail and measured mile, football and basketball nets.
The Knowle West Health Park Company is a Charity, the Board of Directors is primarily made up of local residents of south Bristol and has representatives from local partner groups Health Professionals are also represented as are the NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council.
The company was formally established as an independent entity in July 2006, when it split from the PCT and City Council. At that time legal responsibility for the work of the company transferred to the people on the Board of Directors.
The organisation is looking to develop the range of services for people in the community from young people to older people and including people already living with chronic ill health and disabled people. The organisation also focuses on key areas of health relevant to local people, for example prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes, obesity, smoking cessation and mental health problems.
Over the coming years the company aims to develop its work, ensuring that usage of facilities on the health park is maximised, that services continue to reflect local need and that activities are designed to prevent illness, or assist people to become more healthy. This work will be delivered in partnership with a range of local community and statutory groups, and with full consultation with the local community.