Temporary surgery welcomed
A PLANNED new temporary GP surgery for the Carse of Gowrie has been broadly welcomed by politicians and health partners.
It has been revealed the Carse Medical Practice has submitted an application for the new surgery, which, if given the green light by Perth and Kinross Council, will be built to the east of Errol. The practice group, along with NHS Tayside and the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, i ntends to make arrangements for a permanent structure to be built in a three to five-year time frame.
Angus Forbes, Scottish Conservative councillor for the Carse of Gowrie ward, said he was “delighted”.
Mr Forbes and his Carse of Gowrie colleague, Labour councillor Alasdair Bailey, hope the interim surgery building will ease concerns about the future of local medical services.
Mr Bailey said: “I am relieved to hear that the Carse Medical Practice is able to continue to serve patients here — albeit from a temporary building.”