SHOPPERS at Lavington Square will soon be able to get a doctor’s appointment during a trip to do the groceries.
A medical centre will open early this year in the shopping centre, taking the space where the WAW Credit Union had been operating before it relocated its branch to the former Angus & Robertson bookstore in Albury.
A Lavington Square centre management spokesman said the medical centre would provide an essential service to the community.
“We are delighted to welcome a new retailer to Lavington Square in the form of a medical centre,” the spokesman said.
“We see such services becoming more common in shopping centres as it allows customers the opportunity to not only do their day-to-day shopping, but also provides the convenience to complete important errands such as banking and personal services and a visit to the doctor at one destination.”
It is understood the medical centre will have at least three doctors on staff.
The move follows the transformation of the Lavington Medical Centre to new The Doctors facility at Lavington in 2011.
That surgery opened with eight general practitioners with the capacity to expand to up to 14 doctors in the future.
It has general practitioner consulting rooms as well as nursing and procedure rooms.
An opening date for the new Lavington Square surgery is yet to be announced.