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Wallsend Health Centre, The Green, Wallsend

The Village Green Surgery (aka Wallsend Health Centre) is located next to Wallsend Hall, on The Green in Wallsend. Pre-dating the creation of the National Health Service (NHS), it was originally designed in the late 1930s for the Borough of Wallsend. The Borough surveyor was John Blench and the builder and contractor was Thos. Clements and Sons of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Wallsend School Clinic and Maternity and Child Welfare Centre was officially opened on the 21st December 1940, by the Mayor, Alderman John Mason. The Medical Officer of Health, Dr R. Rutherford, who attended the opening ceremony, said that after working in bad conditions for more than 20 years they had now one of the finest and best-equipped clinics in the country.[1] Later the centre became affectionally known locally as the 'Sunray Clinic' in association with the treatment used for the prevention of rickets. Following the founding of the NHS in 1948, the centre became part of the new Local Health Authority. The building remains in use by the NHS, and the Village Green Surgery became part of the Wallsend Primary Care Network (PCN), formed in 2019. The Art Deco syle building is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

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List number: 1413007
List grade: 2
Post code: NE28 7PD
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3017266947


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