New centre for Aston

21 June 2010


People living in and around Aston will have better access to health and council services now that a brand new state-of-the-art facility has opened today (21st June 2010).

The Aston Customer Service Centre is home to the Swallownest Health Centre GP Practice, which currently looks after over 15,000 patients, and provides a base for Rotherham Community Health Services.

Local people will be able to get appointments for health services such as physiotherapy, health visiting, community nursing, speech and language therapy and community dental services. There will also be a Lloyds Pharmacy on site.

Visitors to the centre will also have access to Rotherham Borough Council services including housing benefits, council tax and Streetpride and be able to pay their council tax, rent, parking fines and Yorkshire Water bills. Plus they’ll be able to take advantage of council's Bulky Waste Collection Service which helps with the removal of larger household items such as furniture and electrical appliances.

The new building will also house a new library for Aston, which has relocated from a site at the Aston Comprehensive School.

Emma Royle, Aston Joint Service Centre Project Lead for NHS Rotherham, said: “This new facility is really exciting for people living in the Aston area. We are taking health and council services and putting them into the heart of the community, providing improved access and facilities for local residents.

“The building really will become a hub for the community. Residents will be able to see their GP, pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, visit the library and pay their Council Tax and receive benefits advice all in one visit.”

Coun. Ken Wyatt, Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, added that he was sure the new centre will be a major asset to the Aston area. He said: “I was one of the 2,000 or more people who attended the recent open day and I, like them, was really impressed by such a high quality facility. It really is a major asset for local people right on their doorstep.”

Last reviewed: 21/06/2010

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