New �2m medical centre completed

PATIENTS in the Great Yarmouth area will soon have access to a new purpose built medical practice after building work on the �2m Cobholm and Lichfield health centre was completed.

PATIENTS in the Great Yarmouth area will soon have access to a new purpose built medical practice after building work on the �2m Cobholm and Lichfield health centre was completed.

Construction work at the site, on Pasteur Road, has now finished. During the next six weeks, the building's modern consulting rooms, clinical treatment areas, reception and waiting rooms will be fitted out with equipment and furniture before the centre opens its doors to patients on February 1.

Once open, health services currently based at the Nelson Medical Centre on Churchill Road will transfer to the new premises to ensure that patients from across Great Yarmouth can continue to access convenient, high quality health care.

David Edwards, chairman of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, which funded the project, said: “We are delighted that construction work on this fantastic new facility is complete. It will provide a modern environment from which high quality healthcare services can be delivered to people from across Great Yarmouth.


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“The development represents a large investment in local health services, and again underlines our commitment to continually improve the access which everyone has to the care they need, as and when they need it.”

As well as housing GP services, the energy efficient new building will include a minor operation room, meeting room and shared clinical facilities which will be used by nurses working within the community. The new services will be 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.

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Lindsey Smith, Practice Manager at the Nelson Medical Centre, said: “Our current premises has served the purpose well; having worked in the temporary accommodation for such a long time, the chance to work in a modern building is very exciting for all the staff of the Nelson Medical Centre.

“We feel privileged to have a fantastic new facility which offers many benefits to both staff and the patients. It gives the clinicians a fully equipped modern working environment, but the biggest change is for the patients who have a fantastic new building, of which they can be proud. We look forward to welcoming all our patients to the new building.

“All patients currently registered with the Nelson Medical Centre will receive a letter informing them of details of the move in the New Year.”

Current services offered from the neighbouring resource centre, which include adult education, family mediation and stop smoking clinics, will continue. The centre will also still host a variety of groups, including a diabetes support group, older persons network and Parkinsons support group.

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