Attention Hasland Surgery Patients
15th October 2021
I am writing to you on behalf of the GP Partners of Inspire Health.
Inspire Health delivers patient care from our 3 sites in the Hasland and Chesterfield areas.
These being Hasland Medical Centre, Jepson Road, Hasland.
Hasland Surgery, St Phillips Drive, Hasland.
Avenue House Surgery, Saltergate, Chesterfield.
The combined patient list size is just over 20,000 people.
The three surgeries are open from 08:00 hours until 18:30 hours Monday to Friday each week.
The ethos of the practice is to maximise every opportunity to deliver excellent health care to all our patients.
Within that ethos is a GP Partner led requirement to ensure patient clinical safety is always prioritised.
At the present time the practice is experiencing significant challenges in respect of clinical and administrative staff numbers.
There are several factors that have led to these challenges being presented.
Whilst the Covid pandemic is a factor in the equation, it is not wholly responsible for the staffing difficulties.
Having reviewed the practice staffing levels and projected timeframes for the staffing issues to be addressed, a difficult decision has been taken to reduce the opening hours at Hasland Surgery (St. Phillips Drive).
From Thursday 4th November 2021 for a period of 4 months, Hasland Surgery will be closed each Thursday and Friday.
All patient care normally managed on these days will transfer to Hasland Medical Centre, Jepson Road, Hasland.
The distance between the two premises is 0.6 of a mile and a 2-minute car journey. This fact did form part of the decision which was necessary to ensure your clinical safety is maintained.
I hope that you will support this decision which has the backing of the Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
If you wish to discuss this announcement with me in person, please do telephone the practice and I will endeavour to call you back as soon as is practicable.
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