Multi-million pound health centre opens

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A multi-million pound, first class community health centre in South Kirkby has opened its doors.

The £6.5m Church View Health Centre, on Langthwaite Road, will provide health services to more than 12,000 people from across the South Elmsall and South Kirkby area.

The Little Lane Surgery, South Elmsall, and Stockingate Surgery, South Kirkby, have both moved to the new facility, which has been funded by RBS Healthcare.

A range of community services currently provided by the South Elmsall Health Centre – such as a base for district nurses and health visitors, podiatry, a community dentist, sexual health and speech therapy - are also now being provided at the new centre.

The two-storey building, which officially opened on May 17, is also home to a pharmacy, NHS dentist, an optician and a shop.

The project was led by Community Ventures South Kirkby Ltd.

Dean Spencer, development director at Community Ventures, said: “This development represents a long term commitment to provide improved new services to the local community and we are delighted with the end result.

“The new medical centre boasts both medical and dental services with modern new facilities.

“We have worked with GP practices, local NHS services and Miller Construction to ensure the timely completion of the project.”

Mike Coster, business development director at RBS, said: “This is a fantastic new centre that we are delighted to support.

“This project demonstrates our appetite to supporting new build development projects in the primary care and social care services sector.”