Campaigners have thanked the Welsh Government’s Health Secretary after ‘positive talks’ about a new facility for Cefn Mawr.
Vaughan Gething visited the current Caritas Surgery on Well Street on last Friday following an invitation from local Assembly Member Ken Skates.
A campaign was launched for a new and modern health centre for the area in October 2015, with Mr Skates setting up a petition -signed by more than 2,000 people – calling on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to bring forward plans for a brand new building ‘fit for the 21st century’ as soon as possible.
He said: “I know how many demands there are on the Cabinet Secretary’s diary, so I’m extremely grateful for him agreeing to visit Cefn Mawr. It was a productive morning. There is a huge amount of support for our campaign locally, and we will not give up.”
Mr Skates was joined by local councillors Derek Wright and Ken Bathers, who also showed Mr Gething their two favoured spots for a new health centre – the former Co-op site and the Wrexham Council-owned Wheatsheaf Workshops building on High Street.
Cllr Wright said: “It was a productive meeting and positive talks took place regarding a new health centre. Further work is now required to see what the best way forward is.”
BCUHB funded urgent work to improve the current surgery in 2016 after agreeing it was ‘not adequate’ and said it would also develop a plan for more modern premises.
Cllr Derek Wright; Caritas Practice Manager Nicola Jones; Dr Makarios Asprou; Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Health, Vaughan Gething; community councillor Ken Bathers and Clwyd South AM Ken Skates.