A DOCTOR’S surgery on Albert Road will be moving one mile down the road to the new Wellbeing Hub in Penarth Leisure Centre, Cogan.

The Albert Road Surgery has confirmed all staff and patients will be transferred to the new Wellbeing Hub when it opens in 2021.

Redlands Road Surgery confirmed earlier this year it would also be moving to the hub.

A spokeswoman for the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: “Albert Road Surgery is not closing but is looking to re-locate to the Wellbeing Hub in Penarth which will be based in Penarth Leisure Centre.

“The surgery has already displayed posters advising patients of the planned relocation and plans to engage with patients are being finalised through a number of engagement drop in sessions during the summer.”

Despite the new site being just one mile away, some patients at the Redland Road surgery expressed concerns over travel distances during surveys carried out as part of the outline planning application.

The health board spokeswoman said: “We recognise that some patients will have further to travel, while for others their journey will be shorter.

“We will continue to engage on transport and look at ways to promote active travel for visitors to the Wellbeing Hub.

“The Wellbeing Hub provides a real opportunity to provide a collaborative approach to promoting and supporting the wellbeing of local residents, and working with individuals and families to nurture the development of a strong and resilient community.

“The Wellbeing Hub will provide a more comprehensive health and wellbeing model of care for residents across the Eastern Vale Cluster (Penarth, Llandough and Dinas Powys).

“The Wellbeing Hub will enable us to deliver other services more locally.

“These include a more comprehensive range of child health, pain management, heart failure treatment, a district nurse, continence, wound and Acute Response Team services, and also bring together existing services and clinics from a number of locations in Penarth.

“This will help us in making more efficient use of facilities.”