Surgery aims to ex­pand for pa­tients

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

One of Ash­ford’s big­gest doc­tors’ surg­eries has re­vealed plans to ex­pand in order to pro­vide the com­mu­nity with bet­ter ac­cess to health care.

Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion is now open on the plans for the New Hayes­bank Surgery in Ken­ning­ton, which can­not take any more pa­tients.

The plans in­clude cre­at­ing eight more con­sult­ing rooms, re­struc­tur­ing the front en­trance and build­ing a mi­nor op­er­a­tions suite to re­duce the num­ber of pa­tients need­ing to go to hos­pi­tal.

If the pro­posal is suc­cess­ful, the ex­ten­sion plans will mean the surgery can reg­is­ter more peo­ple in its catch­ment area and cre­ate six ad­di­tional jobs for clin­i­cal and re­cep­tion staff.

The s urgery pre­vi­ously ex­panded in Fe­bru­ary 2000 when a phar­macy, an­cil­lary of­fices and a com­mon room were built over two floors.

Pub­lic com­ments on the plans are due by Mon­day, Septem­ber 1, and more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­pos­als can be found at www. plan­ning.ash­

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