Surgery opens with new look

Mayor un­veils the revamped prac­tice

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

A DOC­TOR’S surgery which un­der­went a ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion has of­fi­cially re­opened.

The Church Road Surgery, which serves the peo­ple of Cow­ley Vil­lage, Uxbridge, had its grand un­veil­ing on Thurs­day, with guests in­clud­ing the Mayor of Hilling­don, Cather­ine Dann.

It has been given a ma­jor facelift by its new prin­ci­pal GP, Dr Sashi Shashikanth.

He took over the prac­tice fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of long-serv­ing Dr Stephen Mort in Oc­to­ber last year and ploughed his own money into trans­form­ing the surgery.

As well as a fresh lick of paint, it also has new floor­ing and a ma­jor re­vamp of the pa­tient wait­ing area.

The surgery, which was founded in 1954, has around 2,000 peo­ple on its reg­is­ter. For the past 31 years it has been run by Dr Mort, be­fore it passed on to Dr Shashikanth last year.

He said the new look surgery is the lat­est in a line of im­prove­ments at the surgery. Th­ese in­clude a new surgery web­site with pa­tients now able to email with queries. He will be as­sisted by two other GPs and have an ex­pe­ri­enced nurs­ing team.

Dr Shashikanth, who has been the prin­ci­pal GP at West London Med­i­cal Cen­tre, in Hilling­don, since 2005, said: “I took over the prac­tice in Oc­to­ber 2014 and am com­mit­ted to im­prove ser­vices to the res­i­dents of Cow­ley vil­lage.”

Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, mayor Cather­ine Dann un­veiled a plaque and snipped the rib­bon to of­fi­cially open the new-look prac­tice. It had re­mained open through­out the re­fur­bish­ment.

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