Construction work as part of a £1.5m redevelopment of Corwen Health Centre is set to start.

The redeveloped health centre will provide significantly improved healthcare and dental facilities for Corwen residents, with work scheduled to complete in the autumn.

Once completed, the new centre will provide two additional consulting rooms for the town’s GP practice, two new dental surgeries and a new multi-purpose treatment room.

Normal services provided by Corwen Family Practice from the Health Centre will continue to be provided from temporary accommodation on site from Monday, February 19.

The Health Visitor, Physiotherapy and Podiatry services will also be provided from the temporary buildings, from Monday, February 19.

A reduced service will be available on Friday, February 16 from the Health Centre, Dental services will continue to be provided from its current location at the Health Centre while refurbishment work progresses.

Dr Berwyn Owen, Chair of the Project Board said: “Corwen residents will have noticed that work has already started on the site with the installation of temporary accommodation where services will be provided during the construction work.

“We hope that patients will understand the challenges of maintaining services from temporary buildings during the building work, and will join us in supporting staff through this period in the short term.”

Denbighshire County councillor for Corwen Huw Jones said: "It’s been a long time coming.

"I'd just like to thank everyone who contributed towards it - the Corwen practice, the practice users group, fellow councillor Mabon ap Gwynfor and previous councillor Cefyn Williams, the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and especially the public of Edeyrnion, who kept lobbying for a new centre."

For the duration of the building work, the pharmacist in Corwen town centre will accept repeat prescriptions, while Corwen Family Practice will accept repeat prescriptions between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 8am until 5pm on Fridays.

Where possible, patients are asked to leave repeat prescriptions in the Pharmacy, or order their repeat prescriptions via My Health Online (MHOL).

Car parking spaces have been allocated for patients attending the surgery, located close to the temporary buildings and providing an hour’s free parking.