‘Trees will grow with centre’
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Sidmouth’s multimillion-pound medical centre has received a boost to its £16,000 project to improve the look of its car park.
The Sid Vale Association (SVA) presented a cheque to Dr Duncan Hall of the Beacon Medical Centre for £5,500 to cover the cost of planting trees, including beeches, field maples and ornamental pear varieties around the facility.
SVA chairman Alan Durrant said: “These will enhance the experience of patients and local residents attending the new health facility.
“The opening of the Beacon Medical Centre is a step towards meeting more effectively the health needs of a larger community.”
The contribution is a huge boost to the Patient Participation Group’s target to improve the centre’s appearance.
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The group said in March it would be appealing for help to raise a further £10,500 to improve the centre’s appearance.
SVA president Handel Bennett said: “I think you should be congratulated for this step forward for medical services as the town is growing. The trees will grow as the centre grows.”
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The centre will provide consulting rooms for seven doctors, treatment rooms for six nurses, a minor operations suite and facility for a pharmacy.
The medical centre will serve all 14,000 patients in the Sid Valley.
Dr Duncan Hall said: “We are very grateful to the SVA and the Keith Owen Fund for helping us to purchase the extra trees.”