Friday, 23 May 2014

New Health Centre opens

The new Ardrossan Health Centre is set to open on Tuesday (May 27).

Building works, which began last October, have been completed on schedule, meaning the new facility’s first occupants - doctors, nurses and staff from the current South Beach practice in South Crescent – will be in their new home on time and ready to receive patents.

The practice will retain its long-standing phone number – 01294 463011 – but will operate a new system allowing patients to arrange appointments on a daily basis, a change that is sure to be welcomed by the public.

The new Health Centre incorporates the structure of Ardrossan’s former Police Station in Harbour Street and was finally given the go-ahead last year when the SNP Scottish Government agreed to contribute £2.5m to the project.

Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, and local MSP Margaret Burgess recently visited the site of the new facility to have a look at progress. Mrs Burgess told the3towns, “Bringing this formerly derelict site back into use as a doctors’ surgery and healthcare centre is a great example of how buildings can be regenerated to provide vital services for the local area. This facility will not only breathe new life into the town centre but will also improve medical services for residents of Ardrossan.”

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