Health centre back in action

Dr Will Tapsfield, Dr John Westgarth, Dr Atoosa McNamara and Dr William Tufton outside the newly refurbished health centre in North Shields.

Dr Will Tapsfield, Dr John Westgarth, Dr Atoosa McNamara and Dr William Tufton outside the newly refurbished health centre in North Shields.

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PATIENCE has paid off for patients now a new-look health centre has opened in North Shields.

Over the last six months, refurbishment work has been carried out at the Nelson Health Centre, forcing the two GP practices based there, Nelson Medical Group and the Jubilee Park group, and the Centrepharm pharmacy to operate out of a portable building in its car park.

Dr Will Tufton, partner at Nelson Medical Group, said: “We’re delighted with the newly-refurbished health centre.

“Patients will really benefit from the modernised and updated facilities as the old premises were outdated and no longer suitable for a modern health service.

“We would like to thank our patients for being so understanding during the renovation work.”

New facilities provided at the Cecil Street centre include a minor surgery room.

There will be no car park for another month until the portable building is removed and the car park resurfaced.

The surgeries are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6pm. For details, contact the Nelson Medical Group on (0191) 257 1204 and Jubilee Park, part of the Collingwood Surgery Group, on (0191) 257 1191.