The practice is working with our patient group on plans for surgery expansion. 3 working groups have been set up to provide the best results for patients.
- Survey Feedback – We have reviewed all comments made by patients with our patient group and responded to these. We have set up these groups to help communicate with patients and address common themes raised such as parking and centre of town service provision.
- Transport and Parking Group – We have updated our original plans so the Beacon site has an entrance and an exit to help traffic flow. We have significantly reduced traffic flow to the Beacon by working remotely where appropriate. Where patients still need to be seen we have more staggered appointment times so people are arriving and leaving at different times. We are working with local bus companies to improve public transport to site. We are exploring the option of a minibus to help patient get to appointments. Alternative parking locations are being reviewed.
- Centre of town service provision – Patients should not notice a significant change in centre of town services. We are looking at how services are best provided from the centre of town. Patients needing to be seen in the centre of town will still be able to get appointments from Sidmouth Hospital with their GP, a nurse or HCA.