Stoke & Staffordshire

Leintwardine new surgery - NHS funding is agreed

Funding of about £2m has been secured for a new surgery in Herefordshire to replace a "cramped" old building.

NHS Herefordshire has agreed to fund the project for a new surgery in the village of Leintwardine.

The extra space will mean the surgery can also deliver services to people from Kingsland and Orleton.

The inclusion of a training room in the new surgery will also allow the practice to take medical students from Keele University.

'Value for money'

"This is great news for people living in and around Leintwardine," said Paul Edwards, associate director of commissioning at NHS Herefordshire.

"Because of its remote rural location, and difficulties with access to the current site of the surgery, we've had to explore a number of options to make sure a new surgery will be sustainable and provide value for money."

Councillor Olwyn Barnett, the councillor for the area, said she was "delighted" with the news and hoped that work would soon begin on the new surgery.

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