Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Sudbury: Health centre completion six weeks behind schedule

11:37 10 April 2014

Topping out ceremony at the new Sudbury Community Health Centre.

Topping out ceremony at the new Sudbury Community Health Centre.

Archant

Completion of a long-awaited £10 million community health centre will be six weeks behind schedule, due to the unusually wet winter.

Building work on the state-of-the-art facility in Church Field Road, Sudbury – which will be one of the biggest of its kind in Suffolk – is now expected to be finished by September 15.

Local health services currently operating out of the soon-to-be redundant Walnuttree and St Leonards hospitals will not be up and running in the new centre until mid October.

When it opens, there will be nine different organisations providing services in the building, including Siam GP surgery, which is moving from its current location in the town centre.

The range of services will include paediatrics, dermatology, audiology, gynaecology, rheumatology, and speech and language therapy.

Detailed plans for the transfer of services are being drawn up by a specially-formed transition group to bring all the key providers together from their current position of operating in four separate locations.

To avoid any confusion about what is being offered at the centre, a leaflet will be created informing local people about NHS services that are specific to the Sudbury area.

At a Sudbury Town Council meeting this week, Mark Marshall from NHS Property services told councillors that despite the delay, he was happy with the way things were progressing.

He added: “I visited the site last week and I am pleased with the speed at which it is now progressing. The walls and corridors are in and it is taking shape.

“After being involved with this project for so long, it is very gratifying to see it finally coming together.

“It will be quite a landmark building from a design point of view and will sit well in its surroundings.”

Changes have been made to the car park design and talks with bus companies are ongoing with a view to securing regular bus services to and from Sudbury town centre and Great Cornard.

In line with other community health centres in Suffolk, car parking will be free.

Electric charging units have been installed in the car park on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, while people with electric bikes can have free use of the specially installed charging units.

0 comments

A Martlesham man is angry after a booked trip on a steam train up Snowdon was cancelled due to an obese family taking up all the room in his carriage.

A 170-tonne electricity transformer the size of a bungalow is being transported along the A12 in Suffolk on Saturday.

Chinese backers yesterday signed important financial agreements connected to the construction of Suffolk’s yet-to-be-approved Sizewell C nuclear power station.

A 15-year-old girl missing from Ipswich has been found, according to Suffolk police officers.

A 32-year-old autistic woman from Ipswich has hosted a Macmillan coffee morning in memory of her mother, who died of cancer two years ago.

And depending how significant the prize, or the emotional attachment to it, their fates can range from living out their days in a dusty draw to taking pride of place on your (or your parent’s) mantelpiece.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a nine-year-old girl reported being approached by two men on bicycles in Ipswich.

Police stopped a driver on the A14 this afternoon near Needham Market who was going at 107mph.

Members of a Suffolk-based fitness team have raised more than £7,000 for Ipswich Hospital’s neonatal and paediatric wards after completing the Three Peaks Challenge in just 22 hours.

Opened up in 1938, Broomhill Pool was, for decades, one of the most popular attractions in Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24