Health bosses ditch plans for village surgery

Health bosses ditch plans for village surgery

Health bosses ditch plans for village surgery

First published in News

Villagers may be left without easy access to their doctor after proposals for a new GP surgery were rejected by health bosses.

Two sites, in Nuns Walk Field and the Hunnable Industrial Estate, had been identified as possible locations for a new surgery in Great Yeldham.

But NHS England has said the plans do not fit its current spending guidelines.

Instead, it wants to build a new surgery in Sible Hedingham, which will serve the surrounding villages.

Iona Parker, district councillor for Yeldham, has campaigned for a new surgery.

She said: “Lots of elderly people in the village don’t have transport and I worry about how they would get to a surgery in Sible Hedingham."

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