As well as signing the petition in local shops - why not write to Calum Campbell at Kirklands Hospital Fallside Road Bothwell G71 8BB to highlight why a GP service is needed in the areas close to Caldercruix - Plains, Hillend. Your voice deserves to be heard and it is personal experiences that will strengthen our petition.
To: Mr Calum Campbell, Chief Executive NHS Lanarkshire
Allow Dr Glen to open a branch surgery in Caldercruix
Allow Dr Glen to open her surgery. Local residents with the support of Caldercruix Community Council members call on you to change that decision because patients deserve choice in Caldercruix.
Why is this important?
The Primary Care Department of NHS Lanarkshire gave assurances in Caldercruix in January 2014 at a public meeting that there would continue to be GP services in Caldercruix at dedicated premises.The present service is well short of the assurances given to Alex Neil MSP in 2014 about a commitment to having a GP in the village. Assurances were also given to the Scottish Government that a GP would be in place in the village.
The rural location (5 miles outside Airdrie) and the needs of families, children and elderly people who do not have private transport underline that primary care services from a GP offering appointments in the village is essential and an obligation of NHS Lanarkshire. The temporary building on Main Street from Wellwynd Surgery and NHS Lanarkshire only opens on Tuesday mornings and does not have GP appointments. The NHS is under pressure and Dr Glen is able to offer appointments in a permanent building with nursing and administrative support all ready to run.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be delivered to Calum Campbell at NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters