Haven Health in Felixstowe given green light to expand its premises
A GP surgery in a coastal town is celebrating after it was given the go-ahead to expand its premises.
Haven Health, in Grange Farm Avenue, Felixstowe, has been granted the green light to build two small extensions to its current building.
This will create five additional consulting rooms, taking the total number to 17.
The surgery – run by Suffolk Primary Care – said the expansion will offer more training opportunities for the next generation of healthcare professionals, which in turn will help to meet the growing demand for NHS services.
Caroline Procter, deputy director of primary care at NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, said: “This is fantastic news and we’re so pleased that the expansion work will soon be able to commence.
“Not only will this boost the services on offer to Haven Health patients, but it will also have a wider positive impact on health services locally by increasing the number of training opportunities.
“It will help to meet the ever-increasing demand being placed on primary care services.”
Building work is expected to begin next year and should take around seven months to complete.