Patients in Churchdown and the surrounding area are set to benefit from state-of-the-art healthcare facilities when the village’s long-awaited new GP surgery development opens on Monday 26 March.

The highly anticipated surgery on Parton Road replaces premises which, being over 50 years old, no longer meets modern healthcare standards.

With capacity to cater for up to 20,000 patients, the new surgery will serve the area’s growing population and significantly improve people’s access to GP services.

Dr Jeremy Halliday, GP Partner at Churchdown Surgery, said:

“After many years of careful planning, we are absolutely delighted to welcome our patients to their wonderful new surgery.

We have put a lot of thought into creating an attractive, modern building with pleasant landscaping, and very much hope that both patients and staff will appreciate and benefit from this.

The premises will enable us to offer first-rate care to our patients and ensure that we can continue to provide high quality services for years to come.

We aim to continue to provide a warm and friendly welcome to all our patients, both old and new, in our contemporary new building.”

The new surgery includes additional consulting rooms, nurse treatment areas, training and meeting rooms which will be useful for education and learning and excellent facilities for reception and administration staff. There is also an increased number of car parking spaces.

Other health and social care professionals, such as clinical pharmacists, will also be able to provide services from the surgery, and with the inclusion of lifts, the building is accessible to older people and anyone with a disability, who is unable to use stairs.

Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Helen Goodey said:

“This is a fabulous development for Churchdown, and we are delighted that patients and staff can benefit from facilities that are fit for modern healthcare in such an attractive environment.”