Staff at Graham Road Surgery in Weston-super-Mare are calling 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.
Pier Health Group Ltd, which runs Graham Road Surgery, has launched a 12 week consultation to gather people’s views and feedback on the relocation plans. The consultation will run until Sunday 26 September.
Dr John Heather, local GP and Chair of Pier Health Group Ltd, said:
The proposed relocation to a new facility on Sunnyside Road in 2023 offers real opportunities to improve the way we provide health and care for local people, and the consultation will give people the opportunity to let us know what they think.
“As well as asking people to complete our survey, which is available online and at our surgery reception, we will be inviting patients and local residents along to a series of virtual and face-to-face open meetings.
“It’s really important as many people as possible take part in our consultation and share their views on our proposed relocation plans.”
Under the relocation proposals, there will be a brand new state-of-the-art GP surgery at the new Weston Rugby Club development on Sunnyside Road. The GP practice will have several more consulting rooms than 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 would also be relocated to the same site.
A series of engagement workshops took place earlier in the year looking at travel and accessibility; design, look and feel; further opportunities for health and well-being; and the primary care service model, and feedback from these events is available on Graham Road Surgery’s website.
Jason Simms, Patient Participation Group Lead for Graham Road Surgery, added: “We’ve heard lots of feedback from the workshops we ran over the last few months and we now want to ensure that everyone has their say in our consultation. It’s a great opportunity for people to get involved and raise any questions or queries they may have about the relocation.”
The next open meetings will take place on the following dates. Full details will published on the Graham Road Surgery practice website once available.
- Monday 9 August - virtual open meeting via Zoom from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
- Tuesday 14 September – face-to-face open meeting if restrictions allow, (venue and time to be confirmed)