A delayed GP service has been officially opened after months of delays.

The practice in Tottenham Hale was opened on Monday, October 10 by Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Ali Gul Ozbek, which will allow 7,000 people to register as patients.

The surgery, based in Lebus Street, was scheduled to open in June, but was then pushed back until August 31 before finally being offically unveiled, four months behind schedule.

At the belated opening event, short speeches were given by guests including Tottenham MP David Lammy MP, Cllr Jason Arthur, Haringey Council cabinet member for health, and Sharon Grant, chairman of Healthwatch Haringey.

The surgery will be run by the Lawrence House Surgery group.

Cllr Arthur said: “We have worked really hard to get a new GP practice for Tottenham Hale to give residents quality health care when they need it. The new practice will make Haringey a healthier borough.”

Ms Grant added: “The opening of the new GP practice was instigated by local people who worked closely with us at Healthwatch Haringey to highlight poor GP access in the Tottenham Hale area, and indeed elsewhere in the borough.

“Whilst we are delighted with the new facility, we hope that it will be the first of many more in other parts of Haringey.”