Great news as Shaw and Crompton Health Centre redevelopment now back on track

The Oldham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced that plans to redevelop Shaw and Crompton Health Centre are back on track after the decision to pull the plug on the development sparked interventions from local Liberal Democrat councillors.

Shaw councillor Howard Sykes MBE said on behalf of all his Shaw and Crompton colleagues that the announcement from the CCG was: “long overdue and was after hours of work behind the scenes to thrash out the problems that had held the project up”.

Howard Sykes with Mike Barker

Councillor Sykes continued: “This is great news for Shaw and Crompton. Access to modern healthcare facilities is a top priority for the people we represent. They deserve the security of knowing those services will be there when they need them. What we’ve had is a long and uncertain journey to this point over many years but by working constructively, we have now got it across the line. Liberal Democrats have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the new health centre becomes a reality for residents.”

When the news came that the development had stalled and was potentially being axed, we set up several meetings with the CCG to get assurances that everything would be done to get this project back on track. My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have pushed for answers every step of the way and have now got the result Shaw and Crompton residents deserve. This news is very welcome indeed and is a poke in the eye for those who talk our area down and said it would never happen.”

More specific details about the redevelopment, service provisions and a start date for construction on the old baths site, on Westway will follow in due course.

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