Plans for new health centre to ease pressure

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A NEW city health centre is set to be built in Durham City.

Permission has been granted by City Hospitals Sunderland (CHS) to convert the ground floor of 17 North Road.

Durham County Council planning officers have approved the decision under delegated powers.

CHS already provides a range of services at the nearby University Hospital of North Durham.

A spokesman for CHS said: “It has become increasingly difficult for these services to gain the rooms in the Durham hospital.

“It is hoped North Road is a potential solution to these issues.”