South Scotland

£1.2m Kelloholm health development complete

Mill Hill Centre
Image caption The new development in Kelloholm will be opened to the public next month

A £1.2m "landmark project" combining health and council services in Dumfries and Galloway has been completed.

The Mill Hill Centre in Kelloholm has been handed over by construction firm Ashleigh (Scotland) to the local authority and NHS board.

The new facility will open to the public on 6 September.

It incorporates a GP surgery, social work and customer services under one roof. Local councillor John Syme said it was "good news" for the area.

"In a few weeks we will be opening the doors to a community facility that is modern and fit for purpose for doctors, social workers and customer services in the area," he said.

"The community are really looking forward to the Mill Hill Centre opening and their support, in providing £5,000 for a community garden is amazing."

NHS Dumfries and Galloway chairman Mike Keggans said the project was an important example of a partnership approach.

"Working together is the cornerstone for improving the services we, as joint partners, deliver and it is by working together with our partners and importantly with the local community that we will continue to deliver high quality services," he said.

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