Doctors' surgery closure sparks petition

By Mal Butler

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

 

STUNNED Yarmouth residents have been officially informed, in a letter sent out today (Wednesday), that the town’s doctors' surgery is to temporarily close from March 28.

Services will be relocated to Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, during the closure, which many residents fear may be permanent.

A letter sent to patients said Dr Marshall was retiring soon and Dr White was leaving to take on other medical roles.

According to the letter, the three remaining doctors have asked new GPs to join them, with little success, and now felt that in order to manage the 11 thousand patients of the practice, a fresh look at how services were provided, was needed.

A petition has been started against the closure and Dr George Thomson has been invited to address the town council, at Yarmouth Primary School, on Tuesday. The public meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Reporter: Mal Butler

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