NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group announced the winning entry of the ‘name the health and social care competition’ at the White City Festival on Sunday 15th September.
Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing was picked as the new name for the flagship facility by a panel of specially selected judges. Local GP and medical project board lead Dr Peter Fermie, Councillor Marcus Ginn, London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham Council (LBHF) and Mary Hennessey of the White City Community Centre, contemplated and debated over fifty strong entries to the competition.
The winning suggestion was submitted by White City resident Iona Wilson. Iona, who has lived on the White City Estate for over forty years, took inspiration from her visits to Wormholt Park with her children when they were young. The retired dress maker is well known within the local community as a ‘community angel’ due to all her community work including being a founding member of the residents’ committee in the 1970s. Ms Wilson was over the moon that her suggestion had been chosen for the new centre and received a large cheer and round of applause from the festival goers when presented with a certificate and flowers by Mary Hennessey of the White City Community Centre.
Iona Wilson, who is locally known as ‘mum’ by many in W12 said: “It’s meant so much to me to win this award. I’ve had the name in my head for a long time. It’s really good feeling to know that I named a centre that will carry on through history.”
Dr Peter Fermie from Hammersmith and Fulham CCG commented: “Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing is an important centre not only for the people of White City but the whole of Hammersmith and Fulham. It’s a showcase of joint working between health and social care - the NHS and LBHF. We chose Parkview as the winning name as we thought that it not only reflected the location of the centre but also the design of the building which will open up and act as huge archway to bring the wards of White City and Wormholt together.”
Councillor Marcus Ginn said: “I was honoured to be asked to be a judge on the panel as I know how important the facility is to the area. The judging was fun but not easy, especially as there were so many strong entries. We chose Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing, as we thought it described the purpose of the centre and its location perfectly.”
Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing, which is currently under construction, is due to open on Bloemfontein Road W12 in spring 2014. Parkview Centre will not only provide the best in health and social care but will also be a community hub offering activities and health and wellbeing services. Borough residents will be able to access specialist dental and child development services as well as specialist services for people with long term conditions such as diabetes, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and heart conditions.