Some 1,500 migrants are expected to be housed at a converted RAF base at Linton on Ouse in North Yorkshire. The camp, which has been dubbed Guantanamo on Ouse, will have a “tailor-made” on-site health service.
The plans are defined in Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) documents.
The asylum camp will have pharmacists and opticians as well as general practitioners and dentists.
Campaigners opposed to the camp say it will provide a better service than that offered to other residents of Linton-on-Ouse.
Professor Olga Matthias, who is campaigning against the asylum camp, told the Telegraph: “They will now have GP service, dental service and mental health support that don’t exist. not in North Yorkshire at an adequate level of service.”
But planners say the on-site facilities are needed to prevent NHS provisions in the area from being overburdened.
The GCC documents detail plans to set up an “enhanced and self-contained primary care service tailored to the asylum seeker population” which should be ready by the end of this month.
The GCC said it would not be “really feasible” for the three GP surgeries in nearby Tollerton – which already cover 3,500 patients – to take on more.
The proposals are to be discussed by the GCC tomorrow.
The camp on the former RAF base will house up to 1,500 men aged between 18 and 40.
However, there have been the opposite of the villagers claiming they will be outnumbered.
Around 60 migrants were due to move into the center last month.
But as of the 11th hour, the Home Office said no final decision had been made on housing asylum seekers at the converted base.
The Ministry of the Interior has subcontracted the day-to-day management of the camp to the contracting company Serco.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-29 13:49:00