Radical health service shake-up.
But health bosses say there will be no reprieve for Buckley's Dobshill Hospital, although civic leaders have been advised to keep pressing for a community hospital for the fast-growing town.
The plans to bring Buckley's medical services into the 21st century were unveiled at a meeting between town councillors and health chiefs.
It includes a purpose-built doctors' surgery in Jubilee Road and a health centre with extra services. New super doctors are also on the cards.
Barry Harrison, chairman of Flintshire Local Health Board, said these would be specialist GPs, saving patients a journey to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The new GP surgery will provide accommodation for two practices, with enough space for five extra GPs, to meet an expected 20-30% growth in the Flintshire town's population.
Councillors want Dobshill to be a community hospital, and Mr Harrison said the health board would consider the idea.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2004|
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