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Green light expected soon for health hub

 
Created on 15/07/2021 @ 07:19

A new health and wellbeing hub in Newtown is close to being agreed for Newtown, according to Montgomeryshire MS, Russell George.

The hub is planned for land close to the Town Hall grounds, with plans submitted to the Welsh Government for approval.

Mr George said he raised the matter at the Senedd this week with the First Minister who agreed it was a good idea.

A decision is still awaited from the Welsh Government on giving the project the go-ahead.

Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are behind the plans.

“I have been actively supporting these proposals and have been raising the need for a new health facility to support north Powys over many years," said Mr George.
 
“If agreed, the plans would see a cutting edge, state of the art new community hospital and health care facility in Newtown, which would offer more services locally.
 
“The new facility would also improve health and wellbeing services in our area, with enhanced health checks and appointments being offered locally, rather than having to travel out of county.”
 
He added: “My hope is that even before this facility is built, the proposals will attract more health professionals to move to our area.
 
“I was pleased that the First Minister agreed and confirmed that the new facility would offer advantages to the local population. I will keep pressing the Government to give the project the green light.