New date for public consultation on Weston GP practice relocation

  • 12 August 2021

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Staff at Graham Road Surgery in Weston-super-Mare have set a new date for an online public consultation meeting that was unable to take place on Monday night (August 9) due to technical issues.

The virtual meeting for people to have their say on the relocation of the surgery to the Weston Rugby Club site on Sunnyside Road will now take place on Wednesday 25 August at 6pm.

Dr John Heather, local GP and Chair of Pier Health Group Ltd, which runs Graham Road Surgery, said:

Unfortunately due to technical issues our public meeting on Monday night was unable to go ahead. We’d like to apologise to anyone who signed up for the meeting.

We have rescheduled the event to Wednesday 25 August at 6pm and would like to encourage people to sign up.

We will also be hosting a face-to-face public meeting from 6pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 September at The Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare.

The consultation meetings are being held for local residents and patients to have their say on the proposed relocation of the current practice to a brand new, purpose built healthcare centre at the Weston Rugby Club site on Sunnyside Road. People can register for either event by emailing phgl.ppg@nhs.net or by visiting the Graham Road Surgery website.

Pier Health Group Ltd launched the 12 week consultation to gather people’s views and feedback on the relocation plans. The consultation will run until Sunday 26 September.

As well as attending the public meetings, patients can also complete a survey, which is available on the practice website and at the practice reception.

Under the relocation proposals, there will be a brand new state-of-the-art GP surgery at the new Weston Rugby Club development. The GP practice will have more consulting rooms than it does at present and will be able to deliver more joined up health and care services to its registered population. Patients would also benefit from on-site parking, close location to Weston railway station and the town centre, and easy access to and from the M5.

The pharmacy currently located at Graham Road Surgery will also be relocated to the same site.

The next public meetings take place as follows:

- Wednesday 25 August from 6pm – 7.30pm – virtual open meeting via MS Teams. Sign up by emailing phgl.ppg@nhs.net.

- Tuesday 14 September from 6pm – 7.30pm – face-to-face open meeting at The Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. Sign up by emailing phgl.ppg@nhs.net.

To find out more about the relocation proposals, please visit the Graham Road Surgery website.

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