Patients in tears over Sankey Medical Centre closure

Patients in tears over Sankey Medical Centre closure

Patients in tears over Sankey Medical Centre closure

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STAFF in a pharmacy next door to the recently closed Sankey Medical Centre have said patients have been in tears since the GP practice moved to Orford on Monday.

The Medicx pharmacy manager on Barrow Hall Lane Rose Seaward has written to the head of primary care in NHS England Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral to inform him of patients’ reactions and slam the way they have been treated.

The letter read: “The events of the past four weeks leading up to the closure of Sankey Medical Centre on February 28th make me feel that the only people neglected and forgotten in this sorry saga are the patients.

“They have been caught in the crossfire between two warring factions of GPs who could not resolve their differences.

“At no time in this process have patients views been sought, they were not consulted, they had no voice.

“A simple tick box exercise either by letter or text would have established their true feelings and revealed that the majority wished to have their GP services remain in Great Sankey.”

A spokesman for NHS England, Cheshire Warrington and Wirral, said it had not been possible to reach a ‘viable agreement’ with the site landlord for the practice to continue at its current location.

Let us know how the closure has affected you by e-mailing hannah.bargery@nqnw.co.uk. 

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6:41pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Maveric says...

I would hope another Doctor could be found for our Medical Center. With over 6000 patients, isn't it a viable practice?
I would hope another Doctor could be found for our Medical Center. With over 6000 patients, isn't it a viable practice? Maveric
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Tue 4 Mar 14

lazylips72 says...

And of course the pharmacy manager only has the "patients" interests at heart and not the LOSS of business!
And of course the pharmacy manager only has the "patients" interests at heart and not the LOSS of business! lazylips72
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Tue 4 Mar 14

silver2 says...

Like so many news items these days it doesn't feel as though were being told the whole story, so how can we make a judgment, What is really meant by "its not been possible to reach a ‘viable agreement’ with the site landlord" - and who is the landlord ?
Like so many news items these days it doesn't feel as though were being told the whole story, so how can we make a judgment, What is really meant by "its not been possible to reach a ‘viable agreement’ with the site landlord" - and who is the landlord ? silver2
  • Score: 2

9:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

i am the LANDLORD
i am the LANDLORD MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -11

10:09am Wed 5 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

When the NHS was set up GPs should have been employed by the service - not acting as independent contractors running McDonalds type franchises.

The problem is, under the Tories is that things are moving in the opposite direction and giving them more freedom to do whatever they please.
When the NHS was set up GPs should have been employed by the service - not acting as independent contractors running McDonalds type franchises. The problem is, under the Tories is that things are moving in the opposite direction and giving them more freedom to do whatever they please. Nick Tessla
  • Score: -2

7:33pm Wed 5 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
i am the LANDLORD
As previously stated you are not very bright, if I was to believe you were the landlord, doubtful, a purpose built building now empty is dead money so exactly what are your plans now? Maybe a squirrel sanctuary or maybe you will keep your sheep in their. What a k**b and I doubt you actually live in the countryside at all your a wannabe who will never be.
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: i am the LANDLORD[/p][/quote]As previously stated you are not very bright, if I was to believe you were the landlord, doubtful, a purpose built building now empty is dead money so exactly what are your plans now? Maybe a squirrel sanctuary or maybe you will keep your sheep in their. What a k**b and I doubt you actually live in the countryside at all your a wannabe who will never be. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 2

10:00am Thu 6 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
i am the LANDLORD
....I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: i am the LANDLORD[/p][/quote]....I am the eggman, they are the eggmen I am the walrus, goo goo goo joob Nick Tessla
  • Score: -1

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