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Great Yarmouth health centre to be officially opened

PUBLISHED: 10:03 30 September 2010 | UPDATED: 10:07 30 September 2010

Great Yarmouth’s mayor is to unveil a blue plaque celebrating the history of the town’s newest health centre on Tuesday before joining the Chairman of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney to perform an official opening ceremony.

Cllr Michael Jeal will visit the Nelson Medical Practice, on Pasteur Road, to commemorate the site’s history as home to Southtown Railway Station by unveiling a plaque donated by Great Yarmouth Local History and Archeological Society.

He will then join David Edwards OBE, Chairman of NHS Yarmouth and Waveney which funded the project, to officially open the health centre during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The £2m centre at Cobholm and Lichfield Centre opened earlier this year.

As well as housing GP services, it also includes a minor operation room, meeting room and shared clinical facilities which are used by nurses working within the community.

The new services are being delivered alongside the existing health and resource centre and nursery run by NWES for the community and on behalf of the Bridge Trust, owners of the building.

Mr Edwards said: “We are delighted that this project has been a huge success, and that patients are pleased with the fantastic new facilities available at the Nelson Medical Practice.

“The event on Tuesday will give us the chance to celebrate the site’s history as well as looking forward to its future. We hope that it will continue to deliver high quality, easily accessible health services to the patients of Great Yarmouth for many years to come.”

Lindsey Smith, practice manager, said: “Since opening the new practice on 1 February, we have seen a number of new patients register with us and our new premises have been very well welcomed by our old patients.

“Staff are enjoying working in the new environment, with its excellent facilities makes it an inviting place to work. We already offer a number of new services to meet the needs of our local community and look forward to expanding still further in the future.”

Nelson Medical Practice is still accepting new patients. Anyone interested in registering should ring 01493 419600.


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