The Croft Shifa Health Centre

Date published: 18 March 2010

The Croft Shifa Health Centre has been chosen as the name for the new health centre in the Wardleworth and Hamer area.

The name, which was submiited by local resident Dler Karem in a naming competition, brings together the history of the site, being built on the former site of Croft Mill, and the ethos of healing, curing and relieving through the Arabic word, Shifa.

Located on Belfied Road, the development has a focus on children’s services as well as relocating new and existing services from Baillie Street Health Centre.

Mr Karem picked up one of the £50 cash prizes kindly donated by construction partners, the Eric Wright Group. He commented: “I’ve heard how widely the term ‘Shifa’ is used among the local community when you want to get better so I thought it was very appropriate for the new centre.”

Chairman of NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, John Pierce, said: “We had many great entries for the naming competition and felt that this one really captured the history of the site and the whole meaning behind the new centre.

“We’re really pleased it has been named locally and hope local residents will welcome this into their community.”

Amelia Rutter from Rochdale, was delighted to scoop a £50 prize in the free prize draw for all entries.

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