A new doctors surgery has opened in Ashton-on-Ribble.Advertisement
Lane Ends Surgery replaces the Doclands Medical Centre in Blanche Street, off Water Lane.
A half-a-mile walk, or three minutes in the car, from the old site the new medical centre is in Tulketh Brow, in Ashton, not far from the Lane Ends crossroads.
More than 7,000 patients are registered at the practice and the move took place on Thursday 1 November.
An on-site car park has been built at the Lane Ends surgery and it is served by a bus stop at its front door.
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GP partner Dr Hari Nair said: “We are thrilled that the new surgery is now open. This has been an ambition of ours for a long time, as we had outgrown the building and facilities at Doclands.
“The new building is modern with new technology and equipment available, which means we can offer our patients even more services in primary care rather than people needing to go to hospital.
“It also allows us to take on more patients, which is important given Preston’s growing population, and is easily accessible via public transport.”
The new surgery, which has 13 consultation rooms, a medical library and several conference rooms, was opened by the Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart.
He was joined by the chair of Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Sumantra Mukerji.
Dr Mukerji said: “Primary care is at the heart of the NHS and we are working with GPs across Preston to ensure that practices are fit for the future.
“The new Lane End surgery will be able to support more patients and offer more services closer to people’s homes.
“I wish Dr Nair and the team the very best of luck as this new chapter for their practice starts.”
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Watch a video below explaining more about the new surgery
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