Sudbury’s new health centre will open its doors for the first time later this month at an open day to showcase the facilities.
People will have the opportunity to explore the building on Saturday, December 20, from 10am to 2pm, before it becomes fully operational.
There will be a guided tour, which will include areas that will be closed to the public, as well as a display of all the artwork submitted in the Sudbury Community Health Centre art competition, including the winning entries which will be on permanent display.
Visitors will be able to meet members of the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which funded the £10 million project, and talk with other representatives of the NHS.
A spokesman for the West Suffolk CCG said: “After a wait of more than 40 years, this new facility will deliver modern healthcare facilities to people in and around Sudbury.”
The new centre will replace current facilities at Walnuttree Hospital, St Leonard’s Hospital, Acton Lane Clinic and Siam Surgery and will be fully operational from January 2015.
Andrew Eley, deputy chief operating officer of West Suffolk CCG, said: “I am delighted that the building is now complete.
“We are now ready to welcome local people to look around and see for themselves just how fantastic this new facility really is.
“It’s taken a long time to get where we are today, and this could not have been achieved without the support and dedication of the local community.
“I look forward to the Sudbury Community Health Centre making an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of people for many years to come.”
Simon Gould, property development manager with Assura Group, which has carried out the construction, said: “The new health centre looks very impressive and is the result of many years of hard work by many people.
“I am sure it will be a huge asset to the community.”