Building work at Eyemouth Health Centre will begin on site on Monday October 17th 2016.

The work will see major development of the Health Centre, including an extension to the existing building and a number of internal reconfigurations to provide additional GP consulting rooms and other clinical rooms, improved patient waiting areas, a safe room and improvements in disabled access WCs and shower room facilities, plus improvements in the day hospital facilities, some office accommodation and the provision of a nursing suite on the lower ground floor.

Patient services are being maintained throughout the building programme, which is scheduled to last approximately seven months. Any unavoidable disruption to clinics or patient appointments will be kept to a minimum and patients will be advised in plenty of time.

Sandra Pratt, Associate Director for Delivery Support at NHS Borders said; “this investment in Eyemouth Health Centre will create a greatly improved facility for patients and staff.

“We have worked closely with patients, GPs, nursing staff and other health professionals who provide services from the Health Centre to identify where improvements will make the most difference to the care we provide.”

Dr Kirsty Robinson added; “Eyemouth Medical Practice welcomes the improvement of our facilities to provide us with suitable accommodation to meet the future health needs of our local community, and look forward to developing our services further with the provision of additional consulting rooms and office space.”

Patients are asked to be aware that there will be more limited parking available on the Health Centre site than usual whilst the building works are being carried out and we would like to thank them in advance for their understanding during this time.