GROUND has now been broken on the construction of a new state-of-the-art health and wellbeing centre.

Building work began on the Aspull Health and Wellbeing Centre on Haigh Road on Friday January 21 with the GPs, medical staff and members of the community in attendance.

The health centre is set to open later in 2022 and will serve patients healthcare needs across the area.

Aspull Surgery GP partner Dr Johannes van Spelde said: "We are delighted to have come so far with the progress of Aspull Health and Wellbeing Centre.

"As part of the Aspull Surgery for many years, the groundbreaking event is an important day for the practice, and all of our staff are pleased to know we will continue serving our patients in a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing setting."

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The new centre will be complete later in 2022

According to designers, the centre will include parking facilities, community rooms and a community orchard.

The new village surgery is being built by a partnership including Aspull GP Surgery, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group and OneMedical Property.

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The new health centre will be on Haigh Road, Aspull

OneMedical Group executive chair and property director Rachel-Beverley-Stevenson said: "Coming out of the ground in the heart of Aspull, the plan for this scheme was to build a centre that was a legacy, a new focal point for the village, and encourage people to come together.

"We’ve also used our wellbeing approach and expertise within OneMedical Group to make sure we will support people to access care and help them improve their lives.

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Plans include various new facilities for patients

"Aspull is an example of redeveloping an existing site, so we’ve worked closely with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Aspull Surgery to repurpose the site.

"Together, we are proud to make sure that healthcare is accessible in a community where patients are keen to keep care close to them."