Reydon health centre gets approval

Artist's impression of new health centre
Image caption The new health centre will be built on the former Eversley School playing fields

A new £5m health centre in Suffolk has been given the go-ahead by the Department of Health.

Work on the surgery at Reydon, near Southwold, should start in the next month.

It will provide health, social care and out-patient services and also include a chemist's and space for GPs to train medical students and new doctors.

The name, Sole Bay Health Centre, was chosen after a discussion with the Southwold and Reydon Society.

Andy Evans, from HealthEast which has commissioned the centre, said: "We are delighted to have the go-ahead to build the health centre.

"[It] is one of our first steps in our ambition for providing out-of-hospital care wherever possible, moving care closer to people's homes and providing integrated and seamless services to patients."

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