Ashley wins on positive health

A 13-year-old boy has won a competition to christen a health centre that opens next year. Ashley Thorne named the new facility The Thetford Community Healthy Living Centre, and won himself £50 for his effort.

A 13-year-old boy has won a competition to christen a health centre that opens next year.

Ashley Thorne named the new facility The Thetford Community Healthy Living Centre, and won himself £50 for his effort.

Competition organiser Corah Carney of Norlife said The Thetford community involvement panel voted for the winner from Coventry Way in Thetford, as “they particularly liked Ashley's suggestion, because the name reflects the whole community of Thetford and emphasises positive health.”

The new £4m building on Croxton Road, which replaces the Thetford Cottage Hospital, is set to open in January, and includes a GP Surgery, x-ray machine, community dentistry and mental health services, and rehabilitation and physiotherapy centres.

The project has been financed by the Local Improvement Finance Trust (Norlife), and will be leased back to Norfolk Primary Care Trust.