PATIENTS at Connah’s Quay’s new £8m medical clinic will have full access to a wide range of health services from this week.
The town’s three GP practices moved into the new building two months ago.
And now services currently provided at the Civic Centre site on Wepre Lane will start moving to the new Quay Health Centre on Fron Road.
Andy Scotson, spokesman for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which manages the centre, said: “The movement of the clinic services will bring primary and community care together into a single location, helping to improve co-ordination and communication.”
Services moving include podiatry (foot care); diabetes; midwifery; sexual health; dietetics, young peoples’ mental health; district nursing; health visitors and speech therapy.
In most cases home visits will continue as normal, said Mr Scotson.
Most services will open in the new building by tomorrow (Friday).
A patient this week contacted the Chronicle criticising the new centre for not offering blood tests.
But Mr Scotson said phlebotomy (blood sampling) would also move into the Fron Road facility this week.
He added: “The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board apologises for any inconvenience or disruption that might occur while services move, but hopes that patients will appreciate the improved facilities.”
Dr Harney and Partners, St Mark’s Dee View Surgery and Dr Lodhi in Connah’s Quay High Street all moved into the centre in early June
The facility also boasts an onsite cafe, while a pharmacy has been developed in the new town council offices next door.