MORE space for GPs, private area for patients and better facilities for people with disabilities are just some of the benefits a surgery move will bring, say doctors.
The relocation of Horndean Surgery has been seven years in the making and the move closer to the village centre will finally take place this autumn to a new build at 8 London Road.
The practice, originally set up for 500 registered patients, now has around 5,500, including 300 new ones in the last year alone.
Senior Partner Dr Mark Coombe said: ‘Clearly moving to a new purpose-built and a much larger site in the centre of Horndean village will provide the community we are proud to serve with improved facilities, which are fit for purpose in the 21 st century and meet the challenges facing primary care services today.’
The new premises will also provide a training area for GPs, a bigger waiting room and conference and meeting facilities
Dr Coombe added: ‘We are very grateful to the support we have received from many people and organisations since 2012, including East Hampshire District Council and our Patient Participation Group.
‘It’s been a very long journey but we are very excited about the future in our new home.’
The practice will be writing to the head of every household of all its registered patient addresses to inform them of the relocation.
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