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Saturday, March 15, 2014

AM welcomes Chirk health centre progress

The new Chirk health centre will bring ‘huge benefits’ to the area, says Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates.

The Labour AM visited the site of the under-construction surgery on Colliery Road yesterday (Friday) to hear more about its state-of-the-art facilities from the developers.

Mr Skates said: “Building work is progressing well and the centre should be completed in the next few weeks as planned. I have been a keen supporter of the project since the outset, and believe it will bring huge benefits to the area once fully operational.”

The new two-storey eco-friendly centre will replace Chirk Surgery’s current premises in Castle Road and will feature a number of sophisticated ‘green’ features, including solar panels and an advanced drainage system.

Mr Skates added: “The centre will also offer a minor operations facility and a pharmacy. It will be a major boost for Chirk and will offer residents first class medical treatment in a modern, purpose-built and spacious environment fit for the 21st century.”

On Friday Mr Skates also visited Chirk Community Hospital to meet staff and the volunteer-run the League of Friends.

He said: “The staff at the hospital and its minor injuries unit do a fantastic job serving the community, including the employees of major companies like Kronospan and Mondelez/Cadbury’s and the many tourists who visit Chirk every year.

“It was great to see the volunteers from the League of Friends again. They are constantly fundraising to help maintain and improve the facilities and are a credit to the area.”

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