Jack Brereton MP has welcomed Health Minister, Stephen Hammond MP, to Stoke-on-Trent South to discuss plans for a new healthcare centre to serve Longton.
Jack met with the Minister of State for Health and local doctors on the proposed site for a new primary care centre, off Greendock Street.
The new centre will provide general practice service for more than 12,000 patients and services will include an onsite pharmacy. Plans for the £5m Longton South Primary Care Centre have been placed before Stoke-on-Trent City Council for approval.
Jack Brereton MP said:
"I am campaigning for this new health centre for Longton because I believe local families need better access to GP and primary care services. I have brought the Minister to see at first hand how many of our local GP practices are operating out of cramped, inefficient accommodation that is not fit for purpose. These exciting plans will bring together doctors and pharmacists in a fully accessible building close to our town centre and transport links."
Stephen Hammond MP said:
"This is a great community health scheme of the sort that we need to transform the care that we provide for patients. I am pleased that Jack, as the local MP, is pushing this scheme forward."