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Kilmarnock residents to have say over new health service

Friday 9th March 2012
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    Residents in Kilmarnock, Scotland, are to be given a say in what they want from the New Farm Loch health centre.

    It is hoped that the new service will provide more facilities for those with a podiatry job after patients with relating ailments were moved to the Central Clinic, two bus rides away from the original site.

    The local council will invite forward views from the public in a bid to garner what needs to be improved with the health service in the Kilmarnock area.

    The region has been without a facility since 2005 after the clinic in Murray Place was closed when the East Ayrshire authority claimed that it was underused, with the podiatry centre also being shutdown by NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

    With Kilmarnock having a population of just under 45,000, residents are claiming that the suburban areas are in desperate for on hand health services.

    Archie Pryce, from the community council, told the Kilmarnock Standard: "Successive community councils fought first to retain the centre and then to have other facilities provided."

    written by Mathew HortonADNFCR-1780-ID-801314477-ADNFCR

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