STAFF at a brand new medical centre in Stourport are "proud and excited" now that it's finally open. 

The Stourport Medical Centre off Dunley Road suffered several setbacks since plans for the development were approved back in 2019. 

The new site, which merges the former Stourport Health Centre and York House Medical Centre, opened to the public for the first time on Monday (June 20). 

In a statement on Facebook, the medical centre said some staff members worked 70 plus hours last week to ensure the surgery was ready to open - but said it was "totally worth it."

The statement said: "There’s been many hurdles we have had to overcome and to say it’s been stressful is an understatement". 

"Thank you to our team of dedicated staff who have gone above and beyond this week to get the surgery ready for opening.

"We are so proud and excited about our new building. Please support us as we start a new era and settle into our new home".

Kidderminster Shuttle: Inside the new surgery. Photo credit: Stourport Medical CentreInside the new surgery. Photo credit: Stourport Medical Centre

Some exterior and landscaping work still needs to be completed at the site, and the pharmacy is due to be complete in around three weeks. 
Staff hope to hold a grand opening ceremony at the end of July when work is 100 per cent complete. 

In August last year, construction on the development was ground to a halt after contractor Arthur M Griffiths (AMG) went into administration. 

The project spent months in limbo whilst a new contractor was found. 

In Spring 2021, the completion date was pushed back due to an industry-wide problem with supplies for essential materials needed for builders.

The centre will care for 21,500 patients and features 76 car parking spaces and electric car charging points.