Health secretary Andy Burnham opens Wirral’s £14m Victoria Central health centre in Wallasey

Posted on November 24, 2009. Filed under: News stories |

Liverpool Daily Post | By Lorna Hughes | Wirral PCT | 24 November 2009

HEALTH Secretary Andy Burnham visited Merseyside yesterday to open a £14m health centre.

Victoria Central health centre, in Wallasey, houses three GP practices and a range of services over two floors, including dental care and physiotherapy.

Community nurses run diabetes, leg ulcer and child health assessment clinics from the new centre, and it also has the equipment to carry out minor surgery.

During his visit, Mr Burnham toured one of the GP practices, spoke to staff and patients attending clinics, visited physiotherapy facilities and dropped into a baby-weighing session.

The MP also met with social services staff from Wirral Council, who work alongside district nurses and other NHS Wirral staff at Victoria Central to develop services.

He said: “This is an impressive health centre and the people of Wallasey and the surrounding areas will benefit tremendously from it.

“This is an excellent example of providing services in a high- quality, state-of-the-art health centre.

“I would like to congratulate staff from NHS Wirral and their colleagues for their dedication and commitment to improving health services.”

Kathy Doran, chief executive of NHS Wirral, said: “This superb facility offers many new services.

“They are all under one roof and right on the doorstep of more than 70,000 residents in the Wallasey area.

“Victoria Central builds upon the high standard of care patients in Wallasey already receive and will give residents a one-stop shop approach for all their health care needs.”

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