A town's new health centre is taking shape and due to open this summer.

The new 'hub' on Nar Ouse Way in King's Lynn is one of four being built by Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System across the region.

The group says it will provide "a modern, fully accessible, and digitally enabled facility that will help to transform how health and care services are delivered in the King’s Lynn area".

Alexandra Kemp, borough councillor for South Lynn, said it was "a dream come true" when the ward was chosen for a new surgery.

Eastern Daily Press: Councillor Alexandra Kemp inside the new facilityCouncillor Alexandra Kemp inside the new facility (Image: Alexandra Kemp)

Miss Kemp, who campaigned for the facility to be built, was given a tour to bring her up to speed on progress.

"The foundations are laid, the bricks are going up," she said.

"This will be a spacious surgery with car parking and  room for expansion, served by the new community transport circular bus."

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Miss Kemp said the new building would be "fit for the future" and house a multi-skilled NHS workforce, to bring practical help more quickly to people in the community 

It will have seven primary care consulting rooms, 10 physiotherapy clinics and a gym, as well as maternity care and scan facilities, meaning mothers-to-be will be able to have scans and see their consultants in the surgery, instead of travelling to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

"With so many young families, and also older people with musculoskeletal issues locally, having physio, rehab and maternity in the surgery, makes real sense," said Miss Kemp. 

Jo Rust, West Norfolk council's cabinet member for people and communities, said:  "The facility itself is going to make a huge difference to our local community. 

"It'll mean parents-to-be and the population in general won't always have to traipse to the QEH to get their maternity services or physiotherapy."

The hub is part of a £25m package of four schemes which also include extensions of existing buildings in Thetford and Sprowston, and a new-build healthcare facility in Rackheath.