Pendleton Gateway opened to the public on 16 February 2009 and is the largest in the current phase costing £17 million. Its joint approach has been adopted in developing a mixed range of services by the PCT and local authority. The centre is close to Salford shopping centre and there are several car parks close by.
The transfer of existing Salford PCT services to Pendleton Gateway was completed on the 8 June with the opening of the children’s outpatient department. The department, on the second floor of the centre incorporates existing children’s community services and new services transferred from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Work will continue over the summer months to commission additional children’s services to ensure maximum usage of this new facility. As with the existing gateways at Walkden and Eccles, Salford City Council services are also incorporated into the centre.
Services include an advice and information service, three community rooms available for hire, and separate adult and children’s community libraries with free customer internet access. Pendleton Gateway also includes a range of additional health services which include: •Two GP Practices (Clarendon Medical Practice and Pendleton Medical Centre) •Lance Burn Consulting Suite incorporating district nursing, orthoptics and podiatry services among others •Audiology Department •Salford CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) •Children’s Outpatient Department •A council information centre for customer queries and advice about council services •Adult and children’s community library with free customer internet access •Three community rooms available for hire •Community dental service •Pharmacy •X-ray and therapy suite