Work on the £4.1m extension and refurbishment of Harbours Medical Practice is getting underway early next month.
The practice was built and completed in 1980. The new project will see the building being extended to meet the needs of the growing population in the Cockenzie and Port Seton area and the demand for a wider range of services.
The project will see the building of additional Consulting Rooms and Treatment Rooms and the existing building will be refurbished throughout so that clinical services can be delivered in an environment which is appropriate and fit for purpose.
East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership Operations Manager Iain Gorman said:
‘I know this is something that patients have been looking forward to for some time and it’s great to see things getting underway. We wanted to let people in Cockenzie and Port Seton and our patients in neighbouring villages know that they will be seeing the building work under way very soon.
‘The practice will continue looking after patients throughout the refurbishment and we hope the work will cause minimal disruption to patients and neighbours. I am really looking forward to seeing the new-look Harbours Medical Practice.
‘This development is very much in line with our continuing drive to provide people with access to a wide range of primary care services locally, bringing care closer to home and helping to relieve the pressure on our services.’
Jane Johnston, Practice Manager at Harbours Medical Practice added:
‘This is a really exciting step and everyone at Harbours is looking forward to having premises which are fit for purpose.’