Full review of health services in Sankey following closure of medical centre

Warrington Guardian: The medical centre which closed in February The medical centre which closed in February

A FULL review of primary care services in the Great Sankey area will take place following the sudden closure of Sankey Medical Centre.

The chief executive of neighbouring pharmacy Medicx said NHS chiefs confirmed to him they had no intention of re-opening the practice but there would be a consultation process with all stakeholders.

Councillors announced earlier this month a £4m investment to transform Great Sankey Leisure Centre would include GP services but it is not expected to open until mid 2016.

It is thought the consultation process of the review will begin in the next two to three months and Medicx boss Steve Jeffers is calling on patients to have their say.

He added: “It is going to take a huge public response to ensure NHS England take the views of our patients into account.

“The Medicx Pharmacy team at the Barrow Hall Lane pharmacy are doing a great job and continue to offer a collection and delivery service for the prescriptions of all Great Sankey patients no matter where their doctors are located in Warrington.”

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8:59am Wed 2 Apr 14

sankey100 says...

One can only assume that Mr Jeffers, CEO of Meicx, is feeling slightly embarrassed. His company only recently purchased the pharmacy business off Hall & Stevens.

Perhaps he and his advisors need to question how much due diligence and research they did prior to agreeing to the deal. The business was always vulnerable to any change in GP services at the medical centre, especially taking into account the commonly known acrimonious relationship between tenant and landlord (who also happen to be previous business / GP partners).

Surely, alarm bells should have rung in connection with the tenants (GP) trying to gain planning permission in 2012 on a different property on Barrowhall Lane !
One can only assume that Mr Jeffers, CEO of Meicx, is feeling slightly embarrassed. His company only recently purchased the pharmacy business off Hall & Stevens. Perhaps he and his advisors need to question how much due diligence and research they did prior to agreeing to the deal. The business was always vulnerable to any change in GP services at the medical centre, especially taking into account the commonly known acrimonious relationship between tenant and landlord (who also happen to be previous business / GP partners). Surely, alarm bells should have rung in connection with the tenants (GP) trying to gain planning permission in 2012 on a different property on Barrowhall Lane ! sankey100
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12:08pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Karlar says...

There seems to be a lack of joined up thinking on primary care across the borough by those responsible for this service. Perhaps it is time for those who are directly affected by this ineffectual management of a service vital to all of us, to have an input into wh at is required, instead of leaving to a bunch of incompetents who continual pass the buck and don't face up to their responsibilities.
There seems to be a lack of joined up thinking on primary care across the borough by those responsible for this service. Perhaps it is time for those who are directly affected by this ineffectual management of a service vital to all of us, to have an input into wh at is required, instead of leaving to a bunch of incompetents who continual pass the buck and don't face up to their responsibilities. Karlar
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