A BRAND-NEW dental surgery and renovated health centre are set to open in a rural town next.

The £1.5million project at Corwen Health Centre to provide six clinical rooms for the town’s GP practice, two new dental surgeries and a multi-purpose treatment room is set to open on Monday, October 15.

The Corwen Family Practice will move back into the health centre from its temporary location at the same site on Green Lane, where it has been since the works began in February.

The new two-surgery dentistry service, the Community Dental Service (CDS), will give additional capacity for routine dental treatments as well as the potential for dedicated care for a range of vulnerable groups, including children, patients with learning disabilities, people with challenged mobility, and patients with complex medical needs.

The CDS replaces a temporary dental surgery at the health centre and includes a brand-new decontamination room and improved reception and waiting room.

Construction work on the centre has been completed by building contractor Pave Aways, and the redeveloped site has been handed over to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

Dr Berwyn Owen, chair of the project board, said: “The new clinics will ensure a greater number of people across South Denbighshire have improved access to dental facilities.

“By providing dedicated resource to manage our most challenging caseload, we can ensure the most vulnerable members of society have access to the care they need.

“This will also free up additional resource for other patients to access NHS dental services.”

The BCUHB's district nurses, health visitors and physiotherapy services will be based at the revamped health centre

One of the GP rooms will be prioritised for training doctors and medical professionals.

The rooms will also provide an additional resource for caring for cardiology patients.

Julie Rose, practice manager for Corwen Family Practice, said: “This is a really exciting development for Corwen residents.

“Our patients have been really supportive while the redevelopment work takes place, and we’re grateful for their support.

“Corwen residents have played an important part in helping to shape the project, with representation on the project board to ensure their voices were heard throughout the redevelopment.”

Corwen Health Centre will reopen on Saturday, October 15, while treatments at Corwen Health Centre are expected to be available from the two-surgery unit by the start of November.

Appointments at the Community Dental Service clinic are expected to be available from the start of November.

The surgery and dental suite will be hosting a coffee morning on October 20 from 10am until 12noon, providing an opportunity for local residents to see the new centre.