£3m to bring Ruthin health services under one roof

Monday January 27th, 2020

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has approved £3m of funding to bring health services together under one roof in Ruthin.Government Opportunities

Services currently provided across four sites in the town will be come together in a Health and Wellbeing Centre at Ruthin Community Hospital.

The £3m Welsh Government-funded scheme will mean much less travel for patients and staff between sites for appointments and diagnostics, making treatment easier and more accessible.

As well as a GP surgery, the new centre will provide a wide range of community services, including Health Visitors and services for Older People with mental health problems. Improved facilities for therapy services, will provide additional space for physiotherapy and podiatry.

As part of the plan the GP Surgery at The Clinic, Ruthin will move from the existing premises which have been deemed not fit for purpose. The Clinic Surgery, on Mount Street serves nearly 3,000 patients and services will be transferred to the redeveloped Ruthin Community Hospital into new GP surgery premises.

The existing Hospital League of Friends will also move to a central location at the front of the hospital, and space will be provided for third sector services, and activities such as mother and toddler groups.

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething said:

“I’m delighted to approve the funding for this exciting development in Ruthin Community Hospital. The project is part of the Welsh Government plan to deliver care closer to home and will make it easier to access diverse services like screening, physiotherapy and podiatry directly as well as seeing their GPs. This project is just one of many schemes which are helping us deliver a healthier Wales.”

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