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Progress made on new Two Rivers Medical Centre in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:00 18 February 2016

The team at Two Rivers Medical Practice looking forward to completion of their centre.

The team at Two Rivers Medical Practice looking forward to completion of their centre.

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A new £6 million medical centre that is being built in Ipswich is edging closer to completion with the building becoming watertight.

Dr Jonathan Knight, of Two Rivers Medical Practice; Stuart Clarke from Apollo; Cllr David Ellesmere; and Chrice Bruce of Barnes construction.Dr Jonathan Knight, of Two Rivers Medical Practice; Stuart Clarke from Apollo; Cllr David Ellesmere; and Chrice Bruce of Barnes construction.

Leader of Ipswich Borough Council visited the Two Rivers Medical Centre site in Woodbridge Road East on Wednesday to mark the milestone.

The centre will bring together the merged Lattice Barn and Woodbridge Road surgeries and will serve more than 25,000 patients in north-east Ipswich after it is finished this summer.

Dr Jonathan Knight, one of the GPs who work at the centre, said: “It has taken many years of hard work for us to get to this point.

“We are grateful to all the individuals from many different organisations that have supported this project.

“Our staff and patients must be given huge credit for managing with sub-standard facilities for so many years; now we are close to realising a 21st century facility from which we can provide care for generations to come.”

2 comments

  • Well what was once a local GP practice for some is now some distance to travel especially for those elderly and in ill health. Still I am sure the local funding body have got it all worked out so that the benefit is for the practice and not the patients it serves, why wasn't this simply built as a minor surgery and medical centre - like the one closed at Riverside - because that i obviously what it will become!

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    Mike Hunt

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • I am curious as to how the parking arrangements at this new medical centre are going to work out. I believe that I read somewhere that there will be about 95 parking spaces for patients at the centre. Given that the centre is being built almost within the grounds of the hospital, what measures will be in place to stop hospital staff and hospital patients from parking there? Could be interesting.

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    how'd the town do

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

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