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Buckshaw village health centre handed over
4:00pm Tuesday 27th November 2012 in News
Residents in Buckshaw Village now have their own GP at the heart of their community after a health centre was officially handed over to the NHS by builders.
GP Dr Muttucurmaru, who has built up a list of 5,000 patients since he moved into his temporary base at The Lodge in Oakbridge Drive in July 2009, transferred to the new premises in Unity Place this week.
As well as providing a base for the doctor, the centre will accommodate Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s community services and an independent dental service.
Work on the long-awaited £2.4m health centre, which was commissioned by NHS Central Lancashire, has been under way since January.
Once fully open in the New Year, it will offer primary and community health services such as health visitors for up to 10,000 people in and around Buckshaw Village.
Dr Gora Bangi, chair of NHS Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This state-of-the-art health centre has been well worth the wait for the residents of Buckshaw Village.
“The health services that it will provide will be immensely beneficial for this growing community and ensure the local health needs are fulfilled now and in the future.”
Located close to Buckshaw Primary School, the village community centre and the Hub, the new health centre will provide physiotherapy, podiatry and district nurses. The centre was built by Eric Wright Construction.