Plans for £2million health centre put on the table

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DESIGNS for a £2million medical centre are being put to the public for comment.

A consultation event for the Wheatley Hill-based surgery will give people the chance to see the final designs and have their say, before the scheme is officially put before Durham County Council planning officers.

The surgery for Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Kelloe aims to provide “outstanding and comprehensive” health services, led by five GPs.

It will include treatment rooms, a retail unit, quarters for the NHS primary care trust, consultation areas and office accommodation.

There will also be a specialist clinic for minor surgery, leg ulcers and diabetes and space for other health-related services.

Councillor Morris Nicolls said: “I’ve been pushing for this for 15 years.

“It’s something Wheatley Hill has wanted for years and years and now it looks as though we’re nearly there.”

The consultation event will be held at the existing Wheatley Hill Surgery, Thornley Road, from 5pm to 7pm, on Thursday.