“Hundreds” of extra patients will be able to be seen when a GP surgery in Lowestoft moves to a new building.
The London Road South Surgery is moving to a new building in Kirkley Rise, off London Road South from Monday, March 11th 2013 and will have the new name of Kirkley Mill Health Centre.
There will be six clinical rooms available, initially four being used, and brand-new facilities for the patients.
The new surgery is being built on-site but a fit-for-purpose temporary building will house the practice.
Julie Styles, Regional Manager overseeing the new Kirkley Mill Health Centre, said: “Hundreds of extra patients will be able to be seen in the temporary building that is actually the one used for Greyfriars in Great Yarmouth. It’s more than adequate for housing the practice until the new building is finished.
“The surgery is currently based in an old fashioned Victorian building that isn’t really up to requirements. The new building will provide far better facilities for patients and easier access. Plus it’s bright and airy and fully compliant with the latest building regulations.
“One major improvement is it will be across one level, rather than the three floors currently used, so it will have a more spacious feel and be much easier for patients – and staff – to move around and communicate.”
Registered patients have been informed through a letter to their home address, but GPs, clinicians and staff at the surgery are keen to ensure everyone knows the new location.
The current surgery will close at 12noon on Friday, March 8th 2013 and reopen in the new location on the Monday at 8.30am.
Opening times will remain the same from 8.30am to 6pm with the phone line open from 8am to 6.30pm.