From Thursday, 15 February 2018 the GP surgery at Willowbank CIC, located on Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4SJ will be relocating and all services from the current location will cease. This closure is due to the land being sold for redevelopment and timescales by the purchaser being brought forwards.
Willowbank CIC have been proactively looking for alternative accommodation within the nearby Longton area and a suitable location for the Longton branch has been identified. However, planning permission for change of use and the necessary legal paperwork is still being completed.
This means until the new premises are ready, Willowbank CIC will have to temporarily move all staff and patient services to the Meir practice.
Dr John Gilby, Clinical Director for Primary Care for Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The priority of all concerned is patient care. We have been reassured by Willowbank CIC that the relocation is a temporary measure and that any disruption to patients will be minimised until such time as a new location in Longton is available.”
Dr Mike Sheldon Practice Manager, Willowbank surgery, said: “We are committed to ensuring patients have continued access to local, high-quality GP services and apologise for any inconvenience this temporary change of location may cause. We have written to all Willowbank patients and requested that they use the Meir Practice as an interim measure.
“We would like to reassure patients and staff that we are working in earnest to secure the new location, which we hope will be open in the next few months. We will be writing to all our patients to advise them when the new premises are open and available.”
Meir Practice address details and opening times are below:
Meir Primary Care Centre
Services can still be accessed by using the Longton telephone number which is: 0300 123 1467.
The opening hours are detailed below:
- Monday 08:00-20:00
- Tuesday 08:00-20:00
- Wednesday 08:00-20:00
- Thursday 08:00-20:00
- Friday 08:00-20:00
- Saturday 08:00-16:00
- Sunday 10:00-14:00