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Horndean Surgery set to move closer to village centre

Horndean Surgery set to move closer to village centre
11 July 2019

Horndean Surgery is set to re-locate even closer to the heart of the community that it serves.

After seven years of planning, the surgery is finally planning to move this autumn, when it relocates around 200 metres to purpose-built premises closer to bus stops in the village centre.

It has long outgrown its existing site - a small converted house in Blendworth Lane – and will move 0.2 miles to a new build at 8 London Road.

The practice, originally set up for 500 registered patients, now has around 5,500, including 300 new ones in the last year alone.

Senior Partner Dr Mark Coombe said: “Clearly moving to a new purpose-built and a much larger site in the centre of Horndean village will provide the community we are proud to serve with improved facilities, which are fit for purpose in the 21st century and meet the challenges facing primary care services today.”

The new premises will provide adequate space to provide a number of things that the surgery cannot currently provide for its patients and staff, including:

  • More much-needed clinical space for our existing GPs to improve their services to patients
  • A training area for GPs
  • Clinical space for nursing staff to help improve their services to patients
  • A staff area
  • A private area for patients
  • A separate kitchen
  • A much more appropriate sized waiting room, to further improve facilities for our patients
  • Storage space
  • Conference/meeting facilities
  • Much improved facilities for patients with a disability, parents with pushchairs and the frail elder.

Dr Coombe said: “We are very grateful to the support we have received from many people and organisations since 2012, including East Hampshire District Council and our Patient Participation Group.

“It’s been a very long journey but we are very excited about the future in our new home.”

The practice will be writing to the head of every household of all its registered patient addresses to inform them of the relocation.