10 April 2011,

eLIFT Cumbria - Construction starts on new Sedbergh Health Centre

Building work on eLIFT Cumbria's new £1.75 million Sedbergh Health Centre began on 1 April.

A ceremony was held at the former auction mart site on Station Road, with Drs William Lumb, Chrissie Hunt and Philip Batty cutting the turf to signal the beginning of the development work. The partners from Sedbergh Medical Practice will lease the new premises when completed in early 2012, moving their existing operation from the current Loftus Hill site.

The health centre will include new services to benefit both patients and staff, including treatment rooms, a dispensary, dedicated space to provide medical services for Sedbergh School and a training and research suite.

eLIFT Cumbria has worked closely with the Practice to develop the scheme which is being built by Askham Construction Limited.

Dr William Lumb from the Sedbergh Medical Practice, said: "This ceremony marks the next stage in the process of bringing a new health centre to Sedbergh, for the town and the surrounding area. It is fantastic news that building work can now get underway so we can move ahead with this exciting development".

"The new health centre will provide more room for both staff and patients in modern purpose built accommodation, which will help us provide a better service for our patients."

For further information please contact eLIFT Cumbria