Deadline approaches for survey into the future of Emsworth Surgery 

The existing Emsworth Surgery, in North Street.
The existing Emsworth Surgery, in North Street.
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THE DEADLINE is coming up fast for residents to take part in the latest survey on the future of Emsworth Surgery.

The survey is looking at the proposed move of the existing surgery which currently has 13,000 people on its books despite being built to take on 2,000 patients.

Doctors at Emsworth have said they want to relocate to a new site to provide the best possible services for their patients, ensure the long-term sustainability of their practice and to help meet the health needs of a growing population. 

Three potential options have been selected from the original nine.

Patients can select from:

Relocating the surgery to a refurbished Emsworth Cottage Hospital site and possibly retaining a branch at Westbourne - subject to affordability.

Moving the surgery to a replacement building on the hospital site with the existing buildings being demolished. Again the Westbourne branch may be retained subject to affordability

Moving to a new building at Redlands Grange after the sale of the existing Emsworth and Westbourne surgeries.

All patients have until until 5pm today to return hard copies of the survey to the surgery or its branch at Westbourne.

Online surveys can be completed up until midnight on Sunday, December 9.

The survey results need to be collated to be included in a report on the preferred option which must be sent to NHS England by December 21.

Failure to meet this deadline would result in the £4.4m allocated for the scheme being lost.

To access the survey online, patients are asked to follow the links on the Emsworth Surgery website.