£4m flagship surgery is now open for business
By Walsall Advertiser | Thursday, December 13, 2012, 09:20
A GROUP of local doctors have been prescribed a new chapter in their medical careers after moving into Pelsall's new £4 million flagship Village Centre.
Two of the four GPs who will operate from the High Street site opened their doors to patients for the first time on Monday (December 10) after work to complete the centre ready for its launch was finished last week.
As well as four GP surgeries, the new centre will also house a library, children's centre and facilities for clinics and other community health activities.
Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council Coalition portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: "We are now getting to a very exciting phase of the project where GPs are moving in.
"Pelsall Village Centre is a major project that is bringing together key services for the benefit of residents of all ages and follows much hard work and campaigning by the area's councillors."
Work will now start on phase two of the project which will see the old surgery demolished to make way for a patient and customer car park.
When that is completed, the library and children's centre will open for business.
"We are on schedule to have the whole project completed just after New Year and are looking forward to it making a real difference to our local communities and the wider area," Cllr Harris added.
"The Pelsall Village Centre is an excellent building that will offer superb facilities for health, library and children's centre services locally."