THE Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has approved £3m of funding to bring health services together under one roof in Ruthin.
Services currently provided across four sites in the town will be come together in a Health and Wellbeing Centre at Ruthin Community Hospital.
The £3m Welsh Government-funded scheme will mean much less travel for patients and staff between sites for appointments and diagnostics, making treatment easier and more accessible.
As well as a GP surgery, the new centre will provide a wide range of community services, including Health Visitors and services for Older People with mental health problems. Improved facilities for therapy services, will provide additional space for physiotherapy and podiatry.
As part of the plan the GP Surgery at The Clinic, Ruthin will move from the existing premises which have been deemed not fit for purpose. The Clinic Surgery, on Mount Street serves nearly 3,000 patients and services will be transferred to the redeveloped Ruthin Community Hospital into new GP surgery premises.
The existing Hospital League of Friends will also move to a central location at the front of the hospital, and space will be provided for third sector services, and activities such as mother and toddler groups.
Gareth Evans, Project Director, said:
Dr Peter Leatt, Senior Partner at The Clinic Surgery, Ruthin, said:
The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething said: