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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th May, 2022)


The New Health Centre, Aspull. Making progress.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: David Barker on 24th May 2022 at 09:10

A smaller single storey building over a larger area , would be more in keeping with the village .
I Don't think Wigan Council have thought this through ,staff parking ,patient parking , its bad enough at the present time.
Plenty room for building off Woods Road, back of Aspull Village Club.
Its a monster ,it will be visible from the ISS at this rate Dennis. lol.

Comment by: Gary on 24th May 2022 at 11:34

The 1960s centre - the GPs were Drs Cooke and Haworth, with Mrs Cooke in the dispensary. Peter Cooke had been there since about 1950 and Haworth from 1957.
The District Nurses were Hilton, Gorringe and the name of last one in the 60s escapes me - other than she rolled up at one old female patient's house on Bolton Road in a low back uniform and black sunglasses. The lady told her "Ah thowt it were Princess Grace."

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 24th May 2022 at 12:50

I fear you may be right about the parking David, but I do hope they don’t start stealing bits of the green areas to put the cars on. That would destroy the whole feeling of the village for me. There is a bus stop right outside the new centre.

Comment by: Gary on 24th May 2022 at 14:12

David - I suspect the presumption re parking will be electric charging points for staff, while everyone else, patients etc, will arrive by bicycle, foot or roller skates, thus reducing carbon footprint and the rest.
Where I live there are grants for cycle lanes and 20mph speed limits, but nothing for potholes.

Comment by: Anne on 24th May 2022 at 14:44

Are those solar panels being used?

Comment by: John G on 24th May 2022 at 15:09

The New Health Centre building is now hiding the Aspull clock, if your coming down Haigh Road.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th May 2022 at 15:56

The problem with parking at these modern Health Centres is Borough wide apparently. I remember when Boston House Health Centre opened and our doctors surgery moved there, the parking situation at that time was okay, however since then a lot of clinics and departments began to relocate to there, so now if going you count yourself lucky if you find a parking space either in the car park or the side streets to be in time for your appointment.

I was once given a health authority telephone number which patients could call to complain whenever they had problems with parking, however despite having a continuous ringing tone the phone it was supposedly connected to was never answered, it probably had burned out with the number of folks calling to complain.

Comment by: Jayne on 24th May 2022 at 16:50

I agree with David and Dennis about parking and location.Sincerely hope it doesn't spoil Aspulls' village 'feel',as it is without doubt one of the best areas around.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th May 2022 at 16:52

Same at The Medicentre Ashton . They used the old town hall for two different doctors surgeries plus clinics. There are staff parking areas and 10 disabled bays and a drop off zone but every one else must park on the market square

Comment by: Dot on 24th May 2022 at 20:44

I just dont know why they need to build another one , why couldnt they just knock the old one down and build a new on the old site i am sure that they could have found temporaily premises until it was built somewere.They always have to interfere people today with there daft ideas, thats what it is today build build build and interfere.

Comment by: Pat McC on 24th May 2022 at 21:07

I hope the new Health Centre is as successful as our new Integrated Health Centre in Cardigan, which was opened 2019. Plenty of patient parking, disabled parking outside the main entrance, lifts to all floors, x-ray Dept etc etc. Drive straight into the car park and no searching for somewhere to park. I hope the people of Aspull are as fortunate in receiving a place of excellence, delivering first class care to the community.

Comment by: John G1 on 24th May 2022 at 22:18

Mick: I look at it as a form of flattery, but why are you using my I D instead of your own.
Your normal grammar shines through, and you have also forgot to use your own name now and then.
If you want to carry on I will use your I D.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th May 2022 at 22:50

John G1 I thought as much….

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