Patients registered with a Powys market town's medical practice have been told that it will not be able to operate as usual while undergoing "substantial" renovation work.

Llanidloes Health Centre has urged patients to "be kind and considerate" to staff while alterations are carried out throughout the main body of the building which started today (Friday, February 2).

The practice car park will be closed during the refurbishment, and temporary reception and dispensary will be built.

In a statement issued to patients earlier this week, the practice said: "Llanidloes Health Centre is undergoing substantial internal alterations, which will improve the facilities in the building and bring our services up to a significantly higher standard, both in terms of efficiency and health and safety.


“We would like to ask for patience and understanding throughout the time when this work is being carried out.

“As the alterations are throughout the main body of the practice i.e. reception and dispensary, we will not be able to operate as usual and will need to build a temporary reception and dispensary.

“Our patients have always been supportive and sympathetic to progress and services in the practice, and we would earnestly ask for the same consideration this time.

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“We know we can rely on you to be kind and considerate to our staff in Llanidloes, who are going to have to work in difficult circumstances throughout this challenging period and will do so with their usual professionalism.  There may be occasions when telephone calls will be diverted to Caersws surgery.

“The practice car park will be closed for traffic during the renovation, and we will provide a safe pedestrian space for you to attend the surgery.

“We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and if you are experiencing any difficulties during this time, please ask to speak to Mrs Claire Tanner, Patient Services Manager or Mrs Margot Jones, Practice Manager.”

During March last year, Arwystli Medical Practice’s Llys Meddyg in Caersws was closed on Fridays for at least three weeks while builders carried out extensive renovations.