Health scheme takes a step forward


Residents and Plaid Cymru councillors campaigning for a health centre in Llanbradach have received a boost.
For the Aneurin Bevan Health Board has put the scheme on a priority list for developments across Gwent.
Ward councilors Colin Mann and Rob Gough, council officials have met the health board, church officials and the United Welsh housing to progress the matter.

Residents want the old Saints’ church site in Llanbradach developed for the medical centre. It is an ideal location as it’s on the main road through the village, there are bus stops outside and a chemist’s a short walk away.

Councillor Colin Mann, who with Councillor Rob Gough has been campaigning for the health centre, said: “It’s good news that we have made the health board’s priority list, otherwise, there would have been no hope of moving this project forward in the foreseeable future.

“But there are quite a few hurdles to jump before this scheme becomes a reality. The health board officials will be submitting an interim case to the Welsh Government early in the near year and we hope it wins approval so we can move forward again.”

If the medical centre is built it would house two GP practices catering for between 5,000 and 6,000 patients.
Councillor Mann praised the support of villagers for the project.