North East Wales

Work starts on Mold primary care centre 'super clinic'

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Image caption The new practice is due to open in autumn 2011

Work has started on a purpose-built super clinic serving 8,000 patients in a Flintshire town.

Two GP practices in Mold will share the new primary care centre being developed on a redundant council-owned site near New Street car park.

Health officials stress that both Grosvenor Street Practice and the Bradley Practice will maintain their own identities within the building.

They say the current premises are no longer suitable to meet future demands.

In addition to consulting and treatment rooms, there will be a minor operations room and a multi-function room suitable for group meetings and clinics.

The Welsh Government gave approval for the development last year, and a planning application has been approved by Flintshire council allowing work to get under way this month.

Image caption New facilities include rooms for minor operations

Geoff Lang, director of primary care at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: "We hope that the two practices coming together in a single building will open up opportunities to develop new services in the future that might not have been feasible for one individual surgery."

The building is being developed by Apollo Capital Projects and is due to open by autumn.

Access will be via the Co-op supermarket New Street car park, and the building will have 35 car parking spaces and a patient drop off lay-by.

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