Fareham health centre upgrade sees patients moved

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THOUSANDS of patients will use a new building when a health centre undergoes a £2m redevelopment in Fareham.

Fareham Health Centre will be upgraded and 6,000 patients from Dr Barbara Jordan’s practice will be relocated.

Two practices use the site with Dr Eric Webster and partners running the other practice.

The patients will be moved to the practice’s main existing building at the Highlands Medical Centre, in Highlands Road, less than two miles away.

They have been advised that they can either move with their GPs to Highlands Road or apply to join the Centre Practice or elsewhere.

Dr Corrin Phillips, one of the partners, said: ‘We are delighted to have more space and will expand our capacity to meet the needs of patients who would like to continue to be seen in central Fareham.’

Dr Jordan added: ‘We appreciate that this means that some patients have slightly further to travel and we do sincerely apologise for this.

‘We are working together with Fareham Community Transport to assist patients with mobility problems.’

The contract will mean big improvements for the patients, including a new and much larger treatment room, with improved privacy, three extra consulting rooms and improvements to the reception desk which will be more user-friendly, particularly for patients in wheelchairs.

The work is expected to be completed by November.

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