Voting to name the new £6.5m medical centre

An artist's impression of the �6.5m South Kirkby Medical Centre
An artist's impression of the �6.5m South Kirkby Medical Centre

RESIDENTS are being asked to help decide the name of the new £6.5m health centre being built in South Kirkby.

Work began on the two-storey building that will house Little Lane and Stockingate surgeries earlier this month.

But it yet to be named, so the NHS Wakefield District has asked residents to their favourite from four options.

They are Invicta Community Health Centre, Church View Health Centre, Melton Field Health Centre or Elmkirk Health Centre.

Dr Diggle, of Little Lane Surgery said:  “We want to give our patients the best care we can and this new building will help us provide the environment that will help us do that.

“The building however needs a name so we are calling on the local community to vote on their favourite.”

A spokeswoman at NHS Wakefield District said: “It is excellent news that building work has started but we now need a name for the new premises and one that will be liked and valued by the residents of South Elmsall and South Kirkby.

“The two practices had previously come up with two names which patients were asked to vote on. However, the results were inconclusive so we have now come up with four suggestions for the new facility but we really want to involve the local community in the final decision.

“Even if you have voted previously we are asking residents and patients to vote again on their favourite name.”

Residents can vote by filling in a form at their GP surgery or by visiting www.wakefield by June 15.