New medical centre opens in Clay Cross

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A new medical centre has opened in Clay Cross.

The state-of-the-art centre, on Bridge Street, will be the new home for doctors, nurses and practitioners from Clay Cross Medical Centre – and is set to cater for 5,500 patients.

The new, spacious building offers bigger, up-to-date facilities for patients, including eight GP and nurse consulting rooms, a large reception area with optional self-check-in desk and an on-site pharmacy.

For the first time patients will also have access to a large treatment room, where they can check their own blood pressure and have simple electrocardiogram tests (ECG), which record any unnatural rhythms in the heart. The latter has the potential to save hundreds of patients a trip to the hospital and anxious waits for specialist appointments about heart health.

The building is to be officially unveiled by Natascha Engel MP at an open day on Saturday between 10am and noon.

Also attending will be pupils from Holmgate Primary School, who created the designs for the Stain Glass artwork at the front of the building.

Natascha Engel MP for North East Derbyshire said: “I am so pleased to have been asked to open the new Clay Cross Medical Centre. The new Centre, built as part of the Clay Cross Regeneration Programme, will provide a facility that is able to respond to local needs for many years to come. These modern facilities will offer patients a more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere when visiting the Centre and staff will also have the benefits of working in a 21st century environment.”