SE urban and rural health centres benefit from modern treatment facilities


Work has finished on McWhinney Hall, Newtownards, on a £1.3m project to extend and refurbish the health facility based at Ards Community Hospital.

The project is one of four minor health centre schemes which Hamilton Architects has recently delivered for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.

Partner-in-charge Graeme Ogle said: “Although these are in themselves small projects, the facilities they provide are invaluable to medical staff and patients in urban and rural areas.”

McWhinney has been given new meeting room suites, an adjoining breakout area for large events, and a high specification refurb of the main hall.

In Bangor, Phase 1 of work at the town’s health centre has provided a new reception area flanked by new consulting rooms, treatment rooms and support offices.

A small extension to the health centre in Portaferry has accommodated new consulting rooms and a new treatment room.

Donaghadee Health Centre has also received a small extension which provides additional accommodation for meeting, treatment and consulting rooms.