Another Big Bill For The £24m Health Centre That Costs The NHS £2m A Year To Run And Has NEVER Been Used

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By Lisa Meakin in the Manchester Evening News.

 

Not a single patient has used the Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre – now another £1.5m could be spent turning part of it into office space.

Another £1.5m could be spent turning part of a brand new health centre into OFFICE space because the NHS services it was originally intended for can’t afford the rent.

As previously reported, the Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre – planned as a cutting-edge new health hub for south Trafford – cost £24m to build, before health chiefs then discovered local GP practices and other services were unwilling to move in.

Tenants such as St John’s Medical Centre, Greater Manchester Health NHS Trust, Pennine Community Services and Barrington medical centre had been lined up to take up tenancies last autumn, while there would also have been a minor surgery suite and a heart failure clinic.

 

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