To: Jo Cullen, Group Director , NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Save Smallbrook Surgery, Warminster from permanent closure

Save Smallbrook Surgery, Warminster from permanent closure

Please keep Smallbrook Surgery in Warminster open full time.

Why is this important?

Residents have already been greatly affected by the recent restriction in opening hours to only three mornings a week. As such, most are expected to travel to the White Horse Medical Practice in Westbury to seek medical attention. Yet, this is very difficult seeing as White Horse Medical Practice in Westbury is situated on the outskirts of town and therefore is not accessible to those who do not possess their own transport.

In addition, White Horse Medical Practice has already been struggling to cope with demand, due to continuing growth in the town's population.

All in all, the current situation is already unsustainable and will only get worse, should Smallbrook Surgery close altogether at the end of the current 3-days-a-week trial period.

Warminster

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Reasons for signing

  • I am a pensioner with an ongoing medical condition. To have to wait the current length of time and then have to travel to another town to be seen is unacceptable. Also given the way that the town population is increasing means we need more medical facilities not less. Keep the surgery open all day as it should be.
  • There must be an opportunity for people to have afternoon appointments on the days the surgery is open. The length of time spent waiting to speak to Receptionist on the phone is unacceptable. Option 3 on the phone is for: making an appt, requesting a home visit, to discuss prescriptions, and for anything else .... far too much for one receptionist and one line to cope with - no wonder one has to wait 25 mins to get through!
  • Because it is inconvenient getting to Westbury and also we need doctors in Warminster. We are building 100's of houses with no infrastructure.

Updates

2017-03-30 19:18:56 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-03-14 22:03:14 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-03-14 18:15:59 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-03-14 12:30:22 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-03-13 17:39:46 +0000

10 signatures reached