Brook Lane Surgery continues with appointments after fire damages building
HEALTH chiefs at a doctors surgery damaged by a fire have insisted appointments for patients are still continuing.
Fire crews were alerted to the incident at 12.37pm, with teams from Cosham,Fareham, St Mary’s, Hightown, and Eastleigh called into action.
Igniting in an electrical cupboard, the blaze spread to two floors and eventually the roof space of the building.
Nobody was injured and all those inside the site were evacuated.
The surgery has now reopened with appointments continuing for registered patients.
Some appointments may be held at Fareham Community Hospital or at Lockswood Surgery, Locks Heath however.
Practice manager Carolyn Hill said: Unless they have already been contacted by us with other arrangements, patients who already have appointments should still come to Brook Lane, where they may get redirected.
‘Patients who want to make appointments should still ring the usual number. They will get redirected to a mobile. This may mean it takes them longer to get through than usual but they will get through. We would like to thank patients for their patience and understanding.
‘We are running all our services and clinics as normal. For example the baby clinic will continue tomorrow (Thursday), although that has been moved to the community hospital. We have not postponed any appointments.
‘We are regularly updating our website and would ask patients to look there for updates.
‘I would like to thank everyone for the magnificent response. We’ve had people turning up offering warmer clothes and scarves, a coffee shop offering hot drinks and a pizza restaurant sending food for staff.
‘We would also like to thank staff at the community hospital for finding rooms for us. The support from everyone has been amazing.’