PLANS to refurbish and modernise a South Derbyshire health centre have been unveiled.
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has revealed that proposals to revamp Repton Health Centre will go on display to the public on Thursday.
The extensive refurbishment has been given the green light in a bid to provide better facilities for patients.
Mark Roberts, spokesman for the NHS trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to invest in the future of Repton Health Centre for the benefit of local patients.
“We hope people will come along to see what’s planned and chat to us about any queries they may have.
“The building will be completely modernised and at the end of it we will have fantastic new, first-class surroundings for our patients and staff.
“We are doing our utmost to keep disruption to a minimum, and while the work goes ahead we will be making arrangements to see patients at other nearby locations.”
The work is due to begin during October and will take six months to complete, with the refurbished health centre due to reopen in March 2014.
It will include upgrading clinical rooms, the main entrance and waiting room as well as improving accessibility to toilet and baby changing facilities.
Bringing the building up to modern standards will also involve installing a new central heating boiler, damp proofing, rewiring, new plumbing and telecommunications.
Letters have already been sent out to residents to inform them of the proposals.
Mr Roberts added: “This is wonderful news for Repton and we hope local residents will bear with us while the work goes ahead.
“We look forward to seeing people on September 12 and to sharing the plans in more detail.
“It is part of our ongoing commitment to improving local health services.”
Residents and interested parties are being invited to the open day on Thursday at the health centre on Askew Grove, between 10am to 6pm, to view the plans.