The early 1970s saw the beginnings of St Andrews Medical Centre. Opening as Eccles Health Centre, 6 GPs who had previously all worked independently in small local surgeries were invited to work together in the new health centre. As Dr J Borkin, Dr MS Behardien, Dr I Campbell, Dr P Mort, Dr R Million and Dr J Broxton all began to retire, their practice was taken over by new doctors and slowly Eccles Health Centre started to expand. By the mid-1990s, the existing premises were deemed too small for the growing number of patients. In 1995, St Andrews Medical Centre as we know it today opened its doors on the site of the Old Conservative Club.