King’s Lynn surgery bosses claim move support

GV of  St James Medical Practice, County Court Road, King's Lynn ANL-160203-174910009
GV of St James Medical Practice, County Court Road, King's Lynn ANL-160203-174910009
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Plans to relocate a Lynn doctors’ surgery to a new site have been given the support of a majority of its patients, managers have claimed.

Concerns have been raised about proposals which could see the St James Medical Practice move from its current County Court Road site to newly-built premises in North Lynn.

Critics fear such a move could make it harder for patients to access the care they need, although health services chiefs insist no decision has been made.

But the practice says most of its patients have backed the idea of a move.

Dr Antonia Moussakou, the surgery’s executive partner, said: “The practice carried out a survey of the patients with the majority favouring such a move.

“If the project goes ahead, we should be able to offer our patients a variety of health services all under one roof within modern spacious facilities and with the extra bonus of parking, something that is missing from our current setup.”

She also reiterated that further consultations would take place when plans are finalised.

Meanwhile, services at the practice were disrupted for a time on Wednesday following a second power cut to hit the area in just three days.

Patients attending for appointments were seen as usual, though computer and telephone systems were put out of action.

UK Power Networks said the problem was caused by a fault on a generator that was supplying power to the area while repairs to the problem that caused an earlier loss of power on Monday took place.