To our patients and the Wincanton community
We wish to inform you that the Wincanton Health Centre will no longer be providing the medical cover for Wincanton Community Hospital. Amongst other things, the last 18 months has been unprecedented and given the ever increasing demand the surgery is seeing, as well as the national lack of GPs and other practice staff, we wish to focus on the care for our registered patients. In doing so, we would ultimately hope that our practice services will continue to positively impact those around us, including the community hospital. It has been a difficult decision for the practice to make as we have provided the cover to the hospital for many years.
We hope that our patients understand and that you will benefit from the additional time that our multidisciplinary team will have to help our 9,000 patients.
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) are replacing the cover currently provided by Wincanton Health Centre with doctors from Mon-Fri (during core hours). If you have any questions or queries about this change, please contact Julie Jones, Service Director – Integrated and Urgent Care at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, on Julie.Jones@SomersetFT.nhs.uk.
With kind regards,
Dr Iain Phillips