Berkshire

New Bracknell health centre plans submitted

Plans for a new health centre which would provide urgent care as well as routine medical services have been submitted in Berkshire.

Berkshire East Primary Care Trust wants to build the one-stop centre at the Skimped Hill site in Bracknell.

The £20m-scheme is hoped to take the pressure off accident and emergency centres.

Bracknell Forest Council is due to decide on the planning application by March 2011.

If approved, the centre could be up and running in 2012.

The new facility would provide GP surgeries, urgent care and outpatients services.

Podiatrists, physiotherapists, audiologists and dentists would also be based at the site, along with diagnostics and mental health services.

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