People can start registering now for St Georges Health Centre in Pastures Avenue near the North Worle Magistrates’ Courthouse and Priory Community School.
The centre has 21st century facilities, a new team and same day consultations for residents of North Worle, St Georges, West Wick and all new estates built in recent years.
The health centre will offer extended opening hours – to 6.30pm on Mondays and Fridays, and to 7.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesdays. It will also be open from 9am till 12noon on Saturdays.
The new Health Centre has been commissioned by NHS North Somerset and the surgery will be run by Malling Health limited, in response to one of the fastest growing populations in Europe.
Demand from patients for surgery facilities has seen some local surgeries busting at the seams and this new surgery has been designed to accommodate between six and ten thousand patients.
Practice Manager Steve Edwards said: “This is an exciting time for thousands of residents and families. The facilities are cutting-edge, modern, technological and bright, and our staff are very well trained, friendly, and helpful.
“The surgery aim to will provide modern facilities, longer opening hours including Saturdays and same day consultations.
“We also plan innovative, unique ways of working and partnering with the community which we will be unveiling in future weeks.”
Resident Adam Maxwell who moved into The Grange, West Wick this week and was one of the first to register at the health centre, said: “This is so much needed. I loved the idea of new extended opening times and Saturdays will suit me for appointments with my busy working life during the weekdays.”
The health centre accommodates four new GP consulting rooms, a number of treatment areas and a new GP training facility at the two-floor building.
The new surgery can be contacted on 01934 527681.