‘Super surgery’ bid at hospital
12,000 patients facing GP closures
Around 12,000 patients could see their GP practices closed as health chiefs look to create a ‘super surgery’ at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
The multi-million pound doctors’ surgery would cater for up to 15,000 patients from across the city.
The scheme is being led by the Canterbury Medical Practice which says it will replace its two outdated and struggling surgeries at Cossington House and London Road.
It has been negotiating with the East Kent Hospitals Trust and has now submitted a planning application for the site presently used as the staff car park. But the trust insists replacement parking spaces will be found.
A surgery could be built on the K&C car park