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Transport assistance for users of new medical centre

24 March 2016

Dinas Powys’ new £2.7 million medical centre has now opened its doors to patients.


The new centre will serve 10,000 residents in a modern, high quality, primary care facility that will enable the delivery of first class essential and enhanced primary care services.


To help local residents to reach the new centre, the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern (DPVC) have been working in partnership to provide assistance to patients travelling to and from the medical centre.
A brand new Volkswagen Caddy will be used to transport Dinas Powys residents to and from the new medical centre at the top of Murch Road.  The vehicle, provided by the partnership, will ensure that transport assistance can be given to all users of the medical centre that need it. 


The vehicle was purchased by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, with the cost of running the vehicle to be covered jointly by the Council and DPVC.  It will be available every morning (Monday to Friday), to transport residents of Dinas Powys to pre-booked appointments at the medical centre.  In the afternoons, the vehicle will be made available to members of Greenlinks, the Council’s Community Transport Scheme.  


Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said “I am pleased that we have been able to provide a vehicle to help transport residents to their new medical centre. 


“Working in partnership with Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern, we have provided a much needed transport link that will benefit Dinas Powys and increase residents’ access to Greenlinks in the eastern Vale.


Details on booking medical centre transport can be found at www.dpvc.org.uk.  To find out more information on community transport, visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/greenlinks.

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