A HEALTH surgery in Wood Farm which reopened after undergoing a refurbishment hopes to serve more people in the area.

Wood Farm Health Centre, now known as Wood Farm Healthy Living Centre, started offering treatment to members of the community on Saturday afternoon after it was given a facelift over the summer.

Bury Knowle Health Centre took control of the doctors’ surgery in January after Dr T Raj retired.

Residents will now be able to see three female doctors and a male doctor, as well as two nurses who will work alternate shifts.

Receptionist Sue Warner, who has worked at the Leiden Road centre for 11 years, said she was pleased it had been revamped. She added: “Some of the work is still ongoing, but we had a nice event on Saturday.

“The building had been a bit neglected before this and it had been quite a while since it was last done out.”

Ms Warner added: “At the moment we have between 1,500 and 1,600 patients, but with this refurbishment and the new doctors we are hoping to bring more patients in from the local area.

“The change in name is because we will be offering other services like citizens’ advice.

“We are pleased with the outcome. It’s definitely been worth it.”

Patients were able to visit the surgery over the course of the open day and find out more about its services.

The health centre will team up with other organisations to connect patients with other services such as Age UK.

A social prescribing co-ordinator will set up drop-in sessions and coffee mornings for different groups over the next few months.

You can contact the surgery by emailing wood.farm@nhs.net