Super-surgery just what the doctor ordered

Posted on June 8, 2009. Filed under: LIFT, News stories | Tags: , , |

Linconshire Echo | Monday, April 13, 2009

A brand new Lincoln super-surgery will make family doctors available to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The proposed state-of-the-art clinic will provide a GP surgery and walk-in centre by day, and an out-of-hours GP service by night.

NHS bosses are currently looking for a suitable building in the Monks Road area of Lincoln where the facility can be launched in April 2011.

It will amalgamate the soon-to-open Lincoln NHS walk-in centre, the current Arboretum Surgery and Linmed, the out-of-hours GP service currently based at Lincoln County Hospital.

Other staff including social services workers, teams of mental health staff and physiotherapists could also work from the super-surgery.

Sue Cousland, chief operating officer for Lincolnshire Community Health Services, said that 63 Monks Road – the building from which the city’s 8am to 8pm walk-in centre will run from May 11 – will be used for other NHS purposes.

“Our preferred choice from April 2011 is to house everything under one roof and combine with the out-of-hours service,” said Mrs Cousland.

“So we’d have a building that’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

“We will tailor the services to the needs of the population and will find the right estate in the middle of Lincoln.”

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