A new Health, Social Care & Wellbeing Centre in Holyhead will improve access to services for the community and support the wider regeneration of the town.
The Health Board, Anglesey Council, Holyhead GP practices and Holyhead Town Council are working together to progress with plans for the new centre.
The proposed facility could bring together GP services, community health, social care, voluntary services, and prevention and wellbeing services into one building in the town centre.
Wyn Thomas, Assistant Director for Primary Care in the West of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “A project board has been established with our partners and patients to develop this new centre for the Holyhead community.
“A location has not yet been decided as we are currently identifying the services that would be based there to understand the size of the site we will need.
“We are keen to gather people’s views on this exciting new development in the Holyhead area and more details on how local people can get involved will be announced in the coming months.”
Anglesey Council’s Director of Social Services, Fôn Roberts, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Heath Board on this exciting and visionary development for Holyhead.
“Closer working with colleagues from the Health sectors provides greater benefits for clients.
“It will lead to improved outcomes achieved through professionals delivering a more streamlined, efficient and ultimately more effective service.”
As part of this project, the Health Board is considering closing the Longford site and consolidating all GP services from Cambria Surgery to improve and provide a more efficient primary care service for patients and staff before the proposed Integrated Health & Social Care Centre is built.
The proposal would be for a modular unit to be installed in the car park of Cambria Surgery that will include six consultation rooms and office space to accommodate all existing staff and resources from Longford Surgery.
“The delivery of primary care services within Hwb Iechyd Cybi is now at a stage where a more sustainable and improved level of service is required to meet patient demand and expectation.
“The existing arrangements between Cambria & Longford are not efficient and don’t provide the quality of service that is expected by us or our patients.
“Operating from one site will provide our patients with a higher quality of service with greatly improved consulting rooms.
“With all clinical resources in one building this will improve the diversity of clinics and an increased capacity to see and treat patients. This will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for our patients and will be a single point of contact for all requirements,” added Mr Thomas.
The community of Holyhead are encouraged to provide their views and thoughts on the plans for a new Integrated Health and Wellbeing Centre and can do so by taking part in an online survey that can be accessed here