A NEW £3.6m health centre has been officially opened.
The Buckshaw Village Health Centre is a 2,000 square-metre complex, providing health care services for up to 10,000 patients.
To mark the opening of the centre in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, the Vice Chairman of NHS Property Services Douglas Blausten jointly unveiled a commemorative plaque with a Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle.
Mr Blausten said: “It has been a pleasure to attend this event and help to officially open Buckshaw Village Health Centre which boasts excellent facilities, providing a fantastic environment for both staff and patients.
“From the feedback we’ve received and from speaking to the staff and patients within this centre, it’s obvious that this health centre really is the heart of the village. Congratulations to Eric Wright Construction, GPs and all the staff at Buckshaw Village who have helped bring this facility to life.”
The official opening was attended by local dignitaries, NHS Property Services representatives and public sector staff.
Lindsay Hoyle added: “I was delighted to be invited to officially open Buckshaw Village Health Centre and having been involved in the project since its inception, I know just how much of a difference this centre will make to the community.”
Dr Muttucumaru, GP and Clinical Director at the health centre, said: “We were delighted to take the keys for the new health centre and offer what we feel is a modern and holistic primary care service for our patients and the wider Chorley and South Ribble community.”
Debi Coyle, programme manager for Capital Service Developments at NHS Property Services, managed the scheme from the start.