Letters: Richard English, April 5, 2016

Dr Antonia Moussakou, St James' Medical Practice, and Kathy Foley, practice manager. ANL-160323-132951001

Dr Antonia Moussakou, St James' Medical Practice, and Kathy Foley, practice manager. ANL-160323-132951001

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I note that there are opposing arguments over the proposed move of the excellent St James Medical Practice from County Court Road to Kilhams Way.

I have always had the best care from the practice but I am really concerned about the move.

Last week I felt unwell to the point where rather than drive my car I had to use a taxi from Gaywood, to the practice, not a long drive to me, but at £4.50 it was an expensive journey. I dread having to pay the fare to somewhere on Kilhams Way.

I do sympathise with the practice in wanting this move as the place is a bit of a rabbit warren and some rooms are without windows, let alone the problems of wheelchair access, but the really galling point is that every authority – St James multi storey car park, the diocese, the planners – all seem bent on not allowing the practice’s reasonable proposals for expansion.

Surely it is time for our town council to become involved and make it possible for the surgery to be retained in the town with all the facilities that the practice, not forgetting us patients, need.

The borough council has, rightly, spent a lot of money on the town to lure tourists here, I would have thought to provide a modern town centre medical practice is not too much to ask for us residents or don’t we matter in the grand scheme of things?

I suggest that the council treats this as a matter of urgency.

Richard JC English, Gaywood Road, King’s Lynn