Suffolk: £5million Health Centre Gets The Go Ahead

5 February 2013, 15:37 | Updated: 5 February 2013, 15:53

Plans for a £5million health centre in Reydon near Southwold has been given the go ahead.

The centre will be on the site of the former Eversley School Playing Fields.

It'll include brand new facilities for local GPs, a pharmacy and outpatients services.  It'll also have space for GPs to train medical students.

Andy Evans, Chief Executive of Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "We are delighted that we have the go ahead to build the Health Centre.  This moves forward our plans to provide innovative and integrated services for the people of Great Yarmouth and Waveney in modern and attractive premises.

"The Health Centre is one of our first steps in our ambition to provide Out of Hospital care wherever possible, moving care closer to people's homes, and providing integrated and seamless services to patients."

Dr Andrew Eastaugh, a GP at Southwold, said: "The doctors and staff are very excited about the prospect of moving in to the new premises and working closely with our community care partners to provide a full service that meets the needs of patients in the 21st Century."