A DOCTOR who has moved from a cramped surgery into Mold’s new purpose-built medical centre says the difference is ‘amazing’.
Dr Matthew Dymock and Dr Caroline Lorenz from the Bradley Practice, which moved into the Glanrafon Medical Centre with the Grosvenor Medical Practice last month, spoke about the new site at a meeting of Mold Town Council last week.
He said: “Both ourselves and the Grosvenor Practice had completely outgrown our practices and there was no possibility of expanding at all.
“We had moved in to our surgery about 12 years ago when we started with about 1,000 patients but have grown to have 4,600.”
Dr Dymock said they had to convert a cupboard in the old surgery into a consultation room to cope with the number of patients and store patient notes in locked filing cabinets in waiting rooms because there was no other space.
The new centre, on Glanrafon Road, houses the two doctor’s surgeries along with an NHS chiropody clinic.
A private physiotherapist is due to move in and there is a vacant space for a pharmacy, as well as room for additional services or expansion.
Dr Dymock added: “The centre is looking fantastic and we are completely pleased with it. The difference has been amazing straight away.”
Town councillors welcomed the new site.
Cllr Ken Williams said: “I am already a frequent user and it is the best facility I’ve ever been in. It’s absolutely marvellous.”
The centre, which was funded by the Welsh Government, will provide services for 8,000 patients.