HEALTH bosses have revealed a former NHS centre has been sold for £2.2million.

They say the sale of White Horse View in Easingwold will bring in "valuable funds" which will be reinvested in the health service.

The property has been sold to Hesley Group, a company providing care for people with autism and other complex needs. The 1.08 hectare site, made up of three buildings, was formerly used as an inpatient centre for adults with learning difficulties.

The site was declared surplus to requirements in 2016 by the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group. It is being developed into apartments and houses to support people with complex needs.

David Elstob, manager for NHS Property Services, said: “We are pleased to be returning millions of pounds to the NHS while releasing this property so that it can be brought back into use."