Work on new £10m health centre nears completion

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The opening of Sudbury’s new health centre is drawing ever closer, with some services set to move in from December.

Originally scheduled to open this month, delays have meant that some services are now expected start at the end of the year, with the official opening taking place in January when the rest of the services will commence.

A spokesman for the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said the services hoping to open in December include the health visitors clinic, mental health services, community dentistry and midwifery unit.

Dr Ed Garratt, chief operating officer at West Suffolk CCG, which is funding the £10 million project, said: “The building is looking fantastic and I am pleased that a final push is being exerted by so many people to make sure the centre opens very soon.

“Although the building was due to be completed in the autumn, this timeline has changed due to delays in installing power.

“However, the power is now on and the building is at a stage where the finishing touches are being made and, after that, we can look forward to welcoming the healthcare providers as they set up, ready to receive and treat patients.

“Over the next few weeks, landscapers will begin their work, before laying a surface on the entrance road and taking down the fences around the site.

“None of this could have been achieved without the involvement of the local community, which has played such an important role.”

An open day will take place in the new year, enabling people to tour the building, learn more about the services on offer and view artwork submitted as part of an art competition for the new facility.