A MAJOR repair project at Tadcaster Medical Centre has finally been completed, almost ten months after it was badly flooded on Boxing Day last year.

The centre in the town’s Britannia car park suffered extensive damage when the nearby River Wharfe burst its banks and inundated the ground floor to a depth of two feet, said practice manager Sarah Botherway.

Sarah said the centre, which is the base for the town’s GPs, had remained open while work went on to dry out the building and carry out a range of repairs in different parts of the property.

Now patients, partners and staff have celebrated last week’s completion of the project by gathering yesterday to cut a cake.

She said the centre’s work was still being disrupted by the continued closure of Tadcaster bridge, which partially collapsed after the floods. A footbridge allows pedestrians to cross the river but centre staff face a massive detour if they need to drive from one side of the river to the other.

The county council is carrying out repairs to the bridge, which it hopes will be completed by the end of the year.