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The Knowle West Health Park Company is a charitable company that was created to tackle health inequalities and promote health and well-being in south Bristol. KWHPC 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. The 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 NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council.

The company was formally established as an independent entity in July 2006. At that time legal responsibility for the work of the company transferred to the Board of Directors.

The organisation continually strives to offer a range of services for everyone in the community. The organisation also focuses on key areas of health proven relevant to local people, for example prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes, obesity, smoking cessation and mental health problems.