Healthy future in line for Crich

New Facility: The new health centre at Crich.

New Facility: The new health centre at Crich.

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A £2.35million medical centre that will serve 6,000 patients has been opened in a Derbyshire village.

Wildgoose Construction Ltd, of Ashover, has completed work on Crich Medical Centre, behind Glebe Field Centre and patients are now using the facility.

Tim Walker, managing director, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this state of the art medical centre for the residents of Crich and the surrounding villages.”

The 800sq metre, two-storey centre will include five GPs, primary care services, podiatry and district nursing services provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services and an on-site pharmacy.

A new access route was also built through an allotment at the side of the Glebe Field Centre with a new footpath alongside Oakwell Drive.

Mr Walker said the work had been challenging because a lack of suitable sites meant the centre had to be built into a hill.

He added: “We are delighted to have completed this state-of-the-art medical centre for Primary Horizons and the residents of Crich.

“We’re pleased to have worked successfully with the client’s team who have designed a building which is not only fit for purpose but will be enjoyed and admired by users.

“This is the 35th medical centre completed by Wildgoose and we are proud to be recognised as one of the market leaders in this field, by both clients and professionals involved in the provision of primary healthcare in the UK.”

An official opening ceremony will take place this month.