Alex Easton MLA has today called on the Health Minister to look at the creation of a Health & Care Centre for Bangor.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I believe it is high time that Bangor be considered for a Health & Care Centre for Bangor, with the ever increasing size of the population which Bangor is the third largest town in Northern Ireland and with an increasing elderly population it is vital that we provide the best range of services for health that we can.” A health & care centre will be determined by local need and would include a whole range of services coming together under one roof.”

· Diagnostics

· Imaging

· District Nursing/Specialist Nurses

· Health Visiting

· Social Care for Older People

· Children Centre (including CAHMS)

· Dentistry

· Allied Health Professionals – Physiotherapy, Podiatry, OT, SLT

· Cancer Health and Wellbeing Centre

· One Stop Assessment

· Voluntary Groups

“I hope that this can become possibility in the future as I believe a Health & care Centre would take some of the pressure from our Accident & Emergency Departments and allow people to be treated quicker and more effectively in their own town.”