Health minister Paulette Lenert presided on Thursday over the unveiling of the new medical centre, which is located near the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) in Strassen. The centre will open for patients on 2 September.
The state-of-the-art facility will offer multidisciplinary services and be more easily accessible by car and public transport than the older medical centre on Rue Michel Welter, which it replaces. The former site will remain in service until the new one opens.
The medical centre is one of three such places, respectively in the north, south and middle of the country, where patients can go for non-emergency care when GP offices are closed (i.e. during holidays, weekends or evenings).
“Every patient should have access to the best possible care,” said the minister in a statement. “Here, patients are welcomed in optimal conditions and will no longer need to go directly to the ER for minor health problems that don’t justify clogging up hospital emergency rooms.”
In September, the medical centre in Esch will move to Belval, specifically to Southlane Tower near the train station. The centre in Ettelbruck, meanwhile, will be integrated into the new “Ettelbréck ONE” project, housed in a former cigarette factory.
“With the three new sites, we will be able to offer optimal primary care in a modern environment that meets the needs of both the population and the general practitioners,” said the minister.