MEMBERS of the public are being asked for their views about plans for a £12m one-stop shop’ for medical and social care services in Chester city centre.
West Cheshire Health Consortium is proposing to create a ‘super clinic’ on the former Delamere Street bus station site to replace four existing GP surgeries.
The public is invited to offer their views at an event taking place at Northgate Arena’s Revive Café between 5-7pm on Wednesday September 28.
People will be able to view the plans for the centre, learn about the potential benefits, join a question-and-answer session and hear feedback on issues raised so far.
Under the proposals, services currently provided at Northgate Village Surgery, Northgate Medical Centre, the Elms Medical Centre and Hoole Road Surgery would relocate to the new centre.
Patients would still belong to the same GP practice and see the same GPs and practice staff but would have to travel into the city centre and may have to pay a parking charge.
However, the building, which could be completed by April 2013, would offer greater space and be more disabled-friendly than existing practices.
The proposed centre has also been designed to create better access to a wider range of services such as chiropody, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry and outpatients for visiting specialists.
There will be diagnostic services such as ultrasound and endoscopy plus a modern operating facility for minor procedures and better links to social services. Other facilities will include a large pharmacy and a cafe.
Although it is not necessary, anyone who would like to table a question about the proposed new medical centre in advance of 28 September can email: firstname.lastname@example.org