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Health Minister Michael McGimpsey at the official opening of the Knockbreda Health and Care Centre

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey at the official opening of the Knockbreda Health and Care Centre

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey at the official opening of the Knockbreda Health and Care Centre

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.”

Belfast Telegraph