THE new £4.3 million doctors surgery in Pocklington will open its doors on Monday.

The Beckside Centre will house the Pocklington Group Practice surgery as well as members of the community nursing team and other medical professionals.

The new building, on West Green, will see staff move from from the current premises in Barmby Road.

Speaking ahead of the opening of the centre, practice and business manager Berni Judge said: “After 12 months of building work, we are all now very excited about our move and we look forward to welcoming all our patients into the lovely new surroundings.”

The new facilities are described as light and airy with a much larger car park than before.

There is a separate dispensary reception to make it easier for patients to communicate directly with staff as well as well as rooms for private discussions with staff.

Other health care providers, including members of the community nursing team and district nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists from Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Neighbourhood Services team, are moving in to provide a more integrated services.

The Beckside Centre will also provide a base for the intermediate care team who support people to stay in their own home who might otherwise have to go into hospital as well as nurses from the older people’s mental health team.

Building work, led by Lindum Construction, has been underway for almost a year.

Pride of place outside the surgery is the engine of a Halifax bomber which was found as the site was being prepared for construction.

The aircraft is believed to have crashed when returning to Pocklington airfield following a bombing raid on Berlin in 1942.