£2.7m funding for Dinas Powys Community Health Resource Centre
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has announced funding for a new Primary Care Centre in Dinas Powys which will serve 10,000 patients.
The new £2.7million facility will provide a modern, high quality, primary care facility that will enable the delivery of first class essential and enhanced primary care service. It is estimated that work on the new centre will start on site in the summer of 2014 and be completed within 12 months.
In addition the new building will allow the local delivery of minor surgery as well as its development of training for GPs.
The original Health Care Centre was built in 1971 and has now become inadequate, limiting the range of services being provided.
Speaking of the investment Health Minister Mark Drakeford said:
"I am pleased that the Welsh Government will be contributing the recurrent revenue funding totalling £241,301 per annum to facilitate the development of the new Dinas Powys Primary Care Centre.
"The new facility will allow the current Family and The Group Practice to expand the primary care that they currently offer and well as offering an improved environment for patients and staff that will lead to better patient experience.”
Steve Davies, Operational Director for Primary Care for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, added:
"We are delighted that funding has been approved for this much needed purpose-built centre. This project marks a significant step in the development of primary and community healthcare in Cardiff and Vale. The new Centre will provide the people of Dinas Powys with a first class health facility where doctors, nurses and other health staff can provide an extended range of primary care services."