Cumbria

Work to start on £1.8m health centre in Sedbergh

Work on purpose-built health centre for a Cumbria town is due to get under way, health bosses have said.

The £1.8m facility on the site of the former auction mart in Sedbergh will replace the Loftus Hill practice, which has outgrown its current building.

It will have consulting and treatment rooms, a training and research suite, a dispensary, and dedicated space for medical services to Sedbergh School.

Building work will start in January and should take 12 months to complete.

The other half of the site has got planning permission for a new supermarket, but there has been no announcement as to when work on that would begin.

Dr Hugh Reeve, NHS Cumbria's lead GP for South Lakeland, said: "This is a big investment in health services for Sedbergh.

"A new, purpose-built health centre for patients will help GPs to deliver modern and effective care, closer to home."

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