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Extension plan for Gilford Health Centre with facilities to include mental health suite

A number of new multi-disciplinary treatment rooms are planned with the addition of a new-seated courtyard at the very centre of the new-look GP practice

Gilford Health Centre

Gilford Health Centre looks set to expand its services with plans for a new extension.

The single-storey development would add significantly to the current accommodation.

Proposals by the Southern Health Trust have now been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.

The single-storey extension, if given the go-ahead, would see the addition of three new multi-disciplinary treatment rooms to service the GP practice.

Architects’ drawings show that these would comprise a consultant room, a mental health suite and admin support.

The new development would also see the provision of a new courtyard with seating and a new feature tree at the very centre of the new-look practice when complete.

Gilford Health Centre is located at Castle Street in the village and the Trust proposals would represent a significant investment in the local health provision sector.

The new accommodation would see floorspace increase by close to 1,000 sq ft – bringing the new facility to over 7,000 sq ft.

The three new treatment rooms would see on average five more staff on site daily – an increase from 23 to 28 – with around 30 more patients daily passing through the doors as a result of the additional capacity.

The proposals are now with council for consideration and decision and will be advertised shortly.

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