Press release from the Horndean Surgery Patients Group:
Following a recent tri-party meeting with Mark Carrington, MD Linden Homes, Julia Potter, EHDC Planning Officer, Guy Shepherd, Horndean District Councillor and Derek Chard, Chair of the Horndean Patient Participation Group, the final obstacle of funding has now been overcome and an agreement reached. The clear guarantee of funding now enables Linden Homes to go ahead with the fit out of the new surgery ready for occupation by August 2015.
The tri-party participants have faced many difficulties along the way but have never lost sight of the fact that Horndean is in great need of a new surgery, especially given the ever increasing patient list which can no longer be sustained in the outdated Blendworth Lane surgery. It is a known fact that Doctor Coombe and his team are recognised as a leading teaching practice in Southern England, despite the limited facilities at the current site and the new surgery will provide the structure to further expand the teaching capability of the practice which will be a leading facility in the South.
It is also a testament of Dr Coombe’s commitment to Horndean and its residents that his plans for the new surgery will offer scope to provide a wider range of treatments currently not available at the old surgery. However, it is acknowledged that despite working in very limited conditions, Horndean Surgery has continued to offer excellent medical care and support to the community, alongside an important and well recognised teaching role.
Horndean Patient Participation Group wishes to thank in particular District Councillor Guy Shepherd, Mark Carrington MD Linden Homes and his management team, Julia Potter EHDC Planning Officer and her team, Doctor Coombe and partners, along with Jean Smees, Practice Manager for all their hard work and dedication in bringing this project to fruition for the benefit of Horndean and its residents.
Horndean Surgery Patient Participation Group