Patients get first look at new Croston Village Surgery

A new-look village surgery is holding a special open day for its patients next month.

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 8:43 am
Updated Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:05 pm
The new-look village surgery will be holding a special open day for its patients next month

Croston Village Surgery’s extensive building improvements will create a larger waiting room, bigger office space, and a third consulting room and new files room which will enable it to store more than 4,000 patient files.

The surgery is also installing the latest electronic patient calling-in system and disabled parking close to the entrance door. It says the increase in capacity will enable it to offer more services within the community, such as diabetic eye screening, counselling, physiotherapy and workshops The first evening workshop takes place at 7pm on July 11 for menopause support.

The surgery is also improving its disabled access and will also have a child-friendly area within the waiting room. A Dementia Friendly practice, it is a training practice for fourth year medical students and has a close relationship with local care homes. It has chosen the colour theme of purple in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK, Stroke Association UK and Inflammatory Bowel Disease UK.

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Patients and members of the CCG are invited to have a look round the new surgery from 1pm on the open day on July 5.

Dr Qamar Ahmad, of Croston Village Surgery, Out Lane, Croston, said: “It is a very exciting time for Croston Village Surgery.

“To see this practice grow within the community of Croston has been a privilege and to be able to offer more services to our patients locally will also be of great benefit.

Dr Ahmad, who also operates from the Eccleston Health Centre, Doctors Lane, Eccleston, added: “I would like to thank my team for their help and to also thank the patients for their support for Croston Village Surgery.”