September 18, 2008

Welcome for Medical Centre

AREAS in Tyneside with high levels of deprivation and poor health are to get a new medical centre.

A multi-million pound investment to build a new Health Centre in Cowgate/Blakelaw follows a public consultation exercise with local people and councillors.

The new premises, which will include walk-in services open every day from 8am to 8pm, has been welcomed by Kenton councillors Ged Bell, Stephen Lambert and Margaret Carter.

The Kenton councillors have been campaigning for eight years to get more health facilities.

Coun Lambert said: "The new centre should be a big dent into the health inequalities which characterise both neighbourhoods."

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