THE long-awaited Chapelford Medical Centre is set to move into its new £2.7 million state-of-the-art building on Monday.

The new medical centre, which is based on Santa Rosa Boulevard, will provide high-quality facilities for patients and staff.

The centre features eight multi-purpose treatment rooms, a spacious waiting room, improved car parking and an onsite pharmacy with a private consultation room.

It also has a dedicated room for breastfeeding and baby changing, in addition to a Changing Places fully accessible toilet.

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Dr Dan Bunstone, lead GP at Chapelford Medical Centre said: “We are pleased to announce the opening of our new medical centre on Monday and we are confident that our new building will offer a better experience for both patients and staff.

"Our new, modern premises will allow us to welcome more patients at the practice and enable us to extend the range of treatments.

"We will also be able to increase the training we can provide to our staff thus helping us improve staff recruitment and retention.

“We want to reassure patients that the move should not cause any disruption to our services and we will retain our existing telephone number.”

The current practice has been operating out of a portable unit, on Burtonwood Road, for more than a decade since houses were first built following repeated setbacks and problems with funding.

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The medical centre, which features an environmentally friendly and energy efficient design, has been developed by NHS Property Services in partnership with NHS England and NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dr Andrew Davies, clinical chief officer at NHS Warrington CCG said: “The opening of the new fit for purpose medical centre is great news for residents in West Warrington.

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"We want to thank them and our partners NHS England and NHS Property Services for their support in the completion of this project. We are extremely pleased that Chapelford patients will soon be able to access a medical centre that will fully meet their needs and that the community can be proud of.”

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Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, north west regional director of commissioning at NHS England added: “We are delighted that the people of West Warrington will have access to new state of the art primary health care facilities at Chapelford Health Centre thanks to investment by NHS England in partnership with NHS Property Services.

“This project has been delivered through genuine partnership working, bringing the practice, Clinical Commissioning Group, local authority and patients/residents together, we now look forward to seeing the benefits the improved facilities will have for people.”