AFTER four months of building work, the ribbon has been cut to mark the re-opening of the Faringdon Health Centre.

Doctors invited the town’s Patient Group to perform the grand opening at the end of last month following the centre's £250,000 upgrade.

Senior partner Dr Anna Douglas said “Our Patient Group has been so effective in fighting for the vital funds to make this building ready for 4,000 additional patients, that they are the perfect people to open our wonderful Health Centre.” Which at least one patient agreed with, commenting.

The Health Centre opened in 2002 with a capacity for 12,000 patients. The roll is now 16,000 with 20,000 expected within four years.