RESIDENTS and politicians have hailed a new medical centre as a “major boost” for a Wrexham community.
Caia Park is to benefit from a £2.5 million state-of-the-art medical centre, to be funded by Primary Health Properties plc (PHP), in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).
The Caia Park Primary Care Resource Centre will house the GP practice in Caia Park, the health board’s Caia Park health team, community dental services (increasing from one to two surgeries), community nursing teams including district nursing, health visitor and midwifery teams.
It will provide a base for outpatient consultations by visiting clinicians. According to PHP, the facility will be “a modern, purpose-built health centre”. It will be let to BCUHB on a 20-year lease term and it is hoped it will be completed by the end of 2014.
BCUHB spokesman said the GPs service at the new centre will cover about 4,000 patients.
Lesley Griffiths, AM for Wrexham, said she was “delighted” the issue of a new health centre had been resolved for Caia Park, almost 20 years after the idea was first mooted.
Ms Griffiths said: “Discussions surrounding the construction of a health centre in Caia Park have been ongoing for many years, with BCUHB securing Welsh Government funding for the project back in 2011.
“I am delighted the issue has finally been resolved as the new facility will provide a major boost for the community and benefits to local residents.”
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said: “It is good news new facilities are being provided in Wrexham. Caia Park has needed a facility like this for a long time, and I am pleased that it looks set to become a reality.”