TO OUR PATIENTS
Due to issues with GP recruitment and the current premises, Waterloo House Surgery is closing.
The remaining Doctors and staff will be moving to Millom Hospital as a short term measure in April 2014.
The practice has been advertising for replacement GPs for over 12 months with no success, this is a problem nationally and country wide, but particularly her in Millom due to the current environment and additional duties required such as urgent and emergency care.
The premises are not fit for purpose and are not compliant with health and safety regulations and will fail inspections, therefore with the support of our colleagues in the CCG, Partnership Trust and NHS England we will be moving into an area in the hospital, which will become the GP Medical Practice.
We still do not have a definite 'moving in' date for our new premises in Millom hospital. As soon as we know we will update the notices in the surgery and this website so keep our patients informed.
Thank you for your patience.
Dr Johnson and Dr Walters would like to say a big thank you for all the cards, gifts and kind words of appreciation given to them on their retirement.
They will be missed by the remaining GPs, Practice staff and patients. We wish them a very happy retirement and wish to thank them for all their hard work and commitment to the practice and community.
PLEASE NOTE: For one afternoon per month we focus on staff development and training, and during this time the surgery will be closed. If you require medical assistance during this time please dial 03000 247 247. Below is a list of planned afternoon closure dates, the surgery closes at 13:00:
Wednesday 30th April
The surgery works closely with West Cumbria Carers and Gillian the support worker - if you would like more information, please ask any member of the surgery team
Improving your care
Health services in Furness are introducing 'shared records'. Shared records allow health professionals to share some limited information from your medical records with other health services that provide you with care. For more information please pick up a 'changes to your medical records' leaflet from the surgery. more information is also available at www.cumbria.nhs.uk