Patients living in Husbands Bosworth and the surrounding villages are set to benefit following the opening of a new GP surgery.
Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership has opened the £1.5 million facility on Marsh Drive in Husbands Bosworth.
The new surgery, called Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre, replaces the site on Kilworth Road.
As well as offering modern, purpose-built facilities, the new surgery will enable the practice to treat more patients in the future.
It has five GP consulting rooms and three specially-designed treatment rooms, as well as a more spacious medicines dispensary, allowing patients to collect prescriptions after their appointment.
The surgery is fully accessible and has onsite parking with allocated disabled spaces.
The site has taken just under 12 months to complete, and its opening has been eagerly-anticipated by patients and staff alike.
Dr Hamant Mistry, Senior Partner at Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership said: “We are delighted our patients can benefit from our new state-of-the-art facility. With a growing population in the area, this new site ensures Husbands Bosworth and the surrounding villages have a facility fit for the 21st century.”
Tim Sacks, Chief Operating Officer at East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group said: “The opening of Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre is great news for local patients. As a Clinical Commissioning Group we are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the local population, and this latest investment means patients now and for years to come in the future will be able to access healthcare in modern, purpose-built facilities.”
Local patients have been involved and kept abreast of developments, and the local patient group has taken a tour of the site.
Barbara Johnson, Chair of the Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership Patient Participation Group said: “I’m delighted Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre is now ready for patients. The Patient Participation Group welcomes initiatives of this kind which provide a high standard of facilities.
“Not only is the new building a good working environment for practice staff and GPs, but the needs and priorities of patients are also well provided for in this new surgery.”
The address for the practice is: Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre, 1 Marsh Drive, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire LE17 6PU.
The practice’s telephone number remains the same (01858 880522).