Plans to provide same day GP appointments

Talks are under way to increase the use of the Fareham Community Hospital which could make it possible for residents to get same-day acess services from GPs.

Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:38 am

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes met with a taskforce including Fareham and Gosport CCGs and NHS representatives to discuss increasing use of the hospital.

Suella said: ‘There is growing demand for increased primary care services and following last week’s Taskforce meeting we are now considering working with local GPs to provide a same day access service, alongside other possible option.’

Earlier this year, the taskforce secured a change in lease arrangements so it would be easier for new services to be established at the hospital.

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The 10m hospital was built in 2010 and is currently fully occupied by tenants, but only has around 40% utilisation.

A Health Summit will be hosted at Fareham Community Hospital on July 20 between 6pm - 9pm. Residents will have the opportunity to raise any issues with Ms Fernandes.