Chance to quiz doc­tors on Carse surgery

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The Carse of Gowrie med­i­cal prac­tice in St Ma­does is hold­ing a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion with doc­tors over the fu­ture of the fa­cil­ity tonight (Tues­day, April 17).

It was an­nounced this month that the Er­rol prac­tice will tem­porar­ily move to the St Ma­does fa­cil­ity at the end of April as an­other site could not be found in time.

Pa­tients have been re­lo­cated to the al­ready tem­po­rary prac­tice in St Ma­does, which was it­self deemed un­suit­able for use last au­tumn and ear­marked for clo­sure.

Plans for a new tem­po­rary surgery on the Er­rol to Grange road were with­drawn af­ter com­plaints from lo­cal res­i­dents, how­ever a bet­ter suited lo­ca­tion is be­ing looked at.

Un­til then, Carse res­i­dents with queries over the health­care sit­u­a­tion can speak to doc­tors in St Ma­does tonight from 5-7pm at a drop-in ses­sion they are host­ing.

Carse coun­cil­lor Alas­dair Bai­ley said of the tem­po­rary move to St Ma­does:“I un­der­stand that the pre­vi­ous plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a tem­po­rary surgery was with­drawn due to a glitch in the lo­ca­tion of the ve­hi­cle exit on to the pub­lic road.

“I’m as­sured that a new ap­pli­ca­tion is on its way which will ad­dress that con­cern and I look for­ward to that tem­po­rary surgery com­ing to fruition.

“It is un­for­tu­nate that the doc­tors will need to squeeze in to the St Ma­does branch surgery for a short pe­riod in the mean­time but I’m thank­ful that the ser­vice will be con­tin­ued, al­beit a lit­tle fur­ther out­with Er­rol than was orig­i­nally planned.

“For the longer term, I wel­come the news that there will be a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the lo­ca­tion and style of the fu­ture per­ma­nent surgery for the Carse.”

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