THE long-awaited plans for a new medical practice that covers one of the most sparsely populated areas in Wales are to go on display.

A public exhibition of the proposed development for the new health care centre in Llanfair Caereinion has been confirmed by Powys Teaching Health Board.

The revamped medical service is expected to be completed by 2021. The area covered by Caereinion Medical Centre spans from Foel to Welshpool, Bwlch-y-cibau to Bettws Cedewain.

Next week, people will be given the opportunity to view the plans and talk to representatives of Caereinion Medical Practice and the development team.

Llanfair Caereinion was announced in 2017 as one of 19 locations across Wales to receive a share of £68 million – the biggest targeted investment in primary and community care infrastructure by the Welsh Government.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething AM said: “People in the 21st Century expect to be treated in modern, advanced health care centres that deliver a wide range of services all under one roof. We agree and by targeting investment in this way it is hoped that opportunities for delivering service change can be delivered upon.”

He added: “We’re funding the future of healthcare in Wales and the pipeline of projects will make a significant difference to the care people receive closer to home in their communities.”

In February, Powys Teaching Health Board announced that GPI, now owned by Assura, was chosen as the scheme’s developer. Assura, a real estate investment trust, specialises in designing, building, investing and managing GP surgeries, primary care and community healthcare buildings across the UK. The developer has worked with the health board and the medical practice to secure a suitable site in Llanfair Caereinion.

A Powys Teaching Health Board spokesperson said: “Although there remains a great deal to be achieved, the project remains on target to deliver a new purpose-built primary care centre in Llanfair Caereinion by the middle of 2021.”

Plans will be on show at The Institute from 3.30 to 7pm on Tuesday, December 10.