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WOOTTON DOCTORS WON’T MOVE UNTIL SPRING 2025 – EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO KEEP LOCAL HEALTHCARE PROVISION

Residents in Wootton may not lose their doctors’ surgery provision after all, with confirmation that the NHS is now actively looking at options to maintain a healthcare presence in the village and that no changes will take place until Spring 2025 at the earliest.

Island Echo reported in 2022 that the existing doctor’s surgery at Brannon Way would be demolished and rebuilt as a result of structural issues being identified. As a temporary measure, the surgery was to move to the former Natwest Bank on Riverway in Newport by mid-2023, before moving back to Wootton 3 years later.

However, it was back in March this year that Island Echo revealed Wootton Bridge Medical Centre is set to permanently move to Newport, affecting around 9,000 patients. The news was met by angry backlash from locals.

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Fast forward 2 months and news has emerged from Solent NHS Trust, which is to run the surgery in the future, that they are actively looking into the options to maintain a presence within the Wootton area.

Furthermore, it is said that the proposed changes will now not come into effect until Spring next year. It was previously advised that the practice would be relocating this Autumn.

The landlords of the existing surgery in Wootton, Assura, are said to have no current plans for the building.

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Grumpy grannie
Grumpy grannie
29 days ago

It’s two years since the building was condemned as structurally unsound but we are now told it will be safe for another year. The problem can’t have been very serious then? – could it be solved by remedial work? Why do the planners go out of their way to worry and upset the patients?

Tim
Tim
Reply to  Grumpy grannie
29 days ago

Maybe you haven’t heard that the drains have to pumped out every month or so. Or that the cracks are being monitored. I’m told that there have been many remedial repairs costing a lot of money that the GP’s have to pay in order to stay open. The building issues are not going away – they are just being repaired bi that can’t carry on for ever and a day

Andrew westmore
Andrew westmore
Reply to  Grumpy grannie
29 days ago

Your old and useless please just be quiet

I Believe
I Believe
29 days ago

Just when we thought our surgery was returning to Newport, the old farts in Wootton farted louder.

Arthur Reeder
Arthur Reeder
Reply to  I Believe
29 days ago

There was already an existing surgery in Wootton BEFORE this was opened.
There are still 2 doctor’s surgery’s in Newport. Quite why West Street was moved to Wootton in the first place was an oddity, but maybe that was all part of the overall plan to shut Wootton and all Newport surgeries and then cobble everything together in 1 location?Incidently with the new location the bus ‘service’is infrequent, although I don’t recall seeing one? The car park will be filled with staff….so trying to park will be difficult.Getting from Wootton and Binstead to the new location by bus will be time consuming and involve a bus change in Newport. Hardly a nice trip if you are ill or infirm?Think of this when you make fun of old people.You will be old soon

 

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