The HSE has unveiled plans to tackle health equity, with a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the Tower population.

The aim is to increase the number of people who can access primary care for a range of conditions, as well as helping them access appropriate treatment, the HSE said in a statement.

Tower Health has been at the centre of an ongoing scandal over patient safety at its two facilities, one in Leeds and one in Bradford, where staff are alleged to have engaged in illegal medical practices.

The HSA is currently looking at how to make Tower Health’s two clinics in Leeds safer and more effective, the statement said.

The two centres were closed in September after reports of dangerous patient safety.

Tower said it would also be opening a new clinic in Leeds next year, and a new primary care clinic in Bradford.

The announcement comes after the HSA said it was investigating more than 500 complaints about unsafe patient care at the two Leeds clinics.

Tower has faced criticism for its response to the health crisis at the clinics.

It said it took the complaints seriously and had taken “appropriate measures” to address them.

Tower had to pay out a total of more than £1m ($1.3m) to victims of its negligence, which included failing to properly monitor patient safety, allowing patients to be exposed to drugs and failing to have a “good” working relationship with staff.

The Leeds clinic reopened on Monday, with the Bradford clinic expected to be back up and running in the next fortnight.