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Health centre complex proposed in Norfolk

22nd May 2006

A town in Norfolk could be set to receive a health-orientated shopping centre, according to edp24.

The planned £6 million centre in Wisbech would include a doctor's surgery, osteopath and acu-puncture services, a herbalist and a gym.

The project, which is a joint application between the North Brink surgery and Construct Reason, would see the practice's patient numbers increase from 17,000 to 18,000.

The two companies are currently waiting to hear back from the Fenland District Council as to whether the scheme has received the go-ahead.

Dr Peter Godbehere, a GP at the surgery, told the publication: "We would invite partners to join us from the private sector.

"It would all be health-related. We are aiming to have a central entrance like a shopping mall and it would mean NHS and non-conventional medical health services would be in one easy space."

As well as private money, it is hoped the scheme will be funded with the help of the East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Primary Care Trust.