A brand new primary care centre will open its doors in Mountain Ash next week, bringing modern healthcare services to the local community.
The £4m purpose-built facility, named Tŷ Calon Lān, will become home to the newly merged GP practice, Meddygfa Glan Cynon Surgery (formerly Cynon Vale Medical Centre and Rhos House Surgery), delivering GP services to over 11,000 patients in the area.
A number of community services will also be based at the building, including the district nursing and health visitor teams.
The 1,373 square meter site will provide state-of-the-art space for the GP practice, which will enable a greater range of services to be delivered to patients within a community setting.
Dr Nicola Mogford, GP Partner at Meddygfa Glan Cynon Surgery, said: “We are overjoyed that the development of Tŷ Calon Lān is now at the stage of completion despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The new building will provide purpose built, modern facilities which will allow us to expand our existing services and provide high quality care to the population of the area.
“We will also be able to maximise out multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate teaching thus ensuring future sustainability for Primary Care Services within the heart of Mountain Ash. We would like to sincerely thank Apollo and Jehu Project Services for their commitment and hard work during this development and to CTM University Health Board and RCT Council for their ongoing support”
As well as community led clinics such as wound care, the facilities will also provide a health education room for baby massage and breast feeding clinic, minor operations room, and space for enhanced health and wellbeing services.
Paul Mears, Chief Executive Officer at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board added:
“We’re delighted to open the new primary care centre in Mountain Ash, an excellent facility which will bring together multi-disciplinary teams to support patients, carers and local communities.
“The needs of the local area have been carefully considered in the planning of the new facility, allowing us to continue to provide the best possible health care to patients now and in the future.”
Despite the challenges over the past year, the centre has been completed on schedule by the contractors, Jehu Project Services.
County Borough Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and Councillor for Mountain Ash West said:
“After many years of campaigning, I am delighted to see this new Primary & Community Care Centre in Mountain Ash come to fruition.
“This facility will bring together GP surgery services and community health services in a modern state-of-the-art facility, thanks to over £4M of investment and many years of campaigning on behalf of local residents in the catchment area. Residents of Mountain Ash and the surrounding area in Lower Cynon Valley will now have access to a centre which will meet all their medical needs.
“The Council has worked closely with the Welsh Government, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, the developers and the local GPs to support this much-needed facility to come to fruition, which will benefit 11,000 residents and support the well-being of future generations.
“The Council will continue to work with colleagues in Cwm Taf Morgannwg to support the creation of an integrated centre for GPs and community health services in Llanharan and also review options with the health board of a possible site for the Rhondda Fach to also have new health care facilities.”
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board secured funding for the project which was approved by the Welsh Government in 2017. The project was delivered by Developer Apollo Capital Projects.
The surgery will open to patients next Monday, 29th March.