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£10m health centre officially opened

By Brian Lovett

A new £10 million south Belfast health centre that aims to make a “real difference to local people” has been officially opened.

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey said the award-winning Knockbreda Health and Care Centre will “transform” health and social services in the area, when he opened it last week.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said the centre will provide/provides a range of services in a ‘one-stop-shop’ environment, bringing together treatment, care and information services that would previously have been provided from different locations.

“The modern, purpose-built centre includes service specific treatment facilities, 10 bookable consulting rooms, a procedures unit, diagnostic facilities, support accommodation and café,” she said.

“Medical services provided at the centre include therapy, community dental, social work and nursing, adoption and post-adoption, GP out-of-hours and a Citizens Advice Bureau.”

Minister McGimpsey said: “Knockbreda Health and Care Centre will transform health and social services in this area, making a real difference to local people.

“The centre will provide greater access to a wide range of services in the community, close to where people live and work.”

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