Powys Teaching health board has confirmed that plans to build a community health centre have been delayed due to rising costs - but reaffirmed its commitment to the project.

In a public statement the board confirmed the planned Llanfair Caereinion Primary Care Centre in the town has been delayed but says that it remains committed to the project.

Jayne Lawrence, assistant director of Primary Care Services with Powys Teaching Health Board said: “This project has been delayed due to industry-wide rising construction costs but we remain committed to providing a fantastic new building for patients in the Llanfair Caereinion area.


“We realise that the current GP practice building has limitations and we are working hard to build a replacement on Watergate Street as soon as possible.

“The new Primary Care Centre will be built to the latest environmental BREEAM standards, will provide more patient and staff parking on the 1.7 acre site, will improve patient confidentiality as well as provide better facilities for patients and staff.”

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Powys Teaching Health Board and the development partner, Assura, have said the new Caereinion Medical Practice will improve facilities in the town.

The new building is being designed to host general medical services provided by GPs as well as community services from Powys Teaching Health Board, such as district nursing and health visiting services.

There is also expected to be NHS dentistry option at the site which will be provided by dentists employed by the health board.