Closure of Ellerdine Surgery

Hodnet Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical CentreThis week Hodnet Medical Centre announced on its website that it has formally applied to close the Ellerdine Branch Surgery, which used to be located in the village hall. The Ellerdine surgery has not actually functioned since March 2008. The application is to close it from 1 April this year. The announcement adds:

To date, we have not been in a position to resume our previous service, but have continued to maintain a weekly drug delivery and repeat medication slip collection service.
Since the branch surgery closed in March 2008, the pressures of general practice have increased, and our resources are now stretched to a point where we feel unable to safely resume the previous level of service.
We can offer our patients better capacity at Hodnet, with a larger physical presence, more consulting rooms and good clinical supervision, support and facilities.
Delivery of repeat medication, and collection of repeat request slips will continue on Thursday mornings as at present.