Letter to save the Coulsdon Medical Centre
06/04/2018 12:33:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
Following the surprising news that the Care Quality Commission are to close the Coulsdon Medical Centre, we wrote to Sir David Behan (the CEO) for an explanation.
Dear Sir David,
Coulsdon Medical Practice, 66 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, S CR5 3EE
We write as representatives of the Coulsdon West ward of the London Borough of Croydon to register our strong objections to the closure of the above Medical Practice in our ward.
Our residents have benefitted from the excellent service provided at the Centre for many years and we fail to understand why the practice is to close when the demand for services in the area is increasing.
Locally, we are seeing the development of the Cane Hill site which when completed will bring over 600 houses and many more residents to the area, all requiring the services of local doctors. Now is the time for health provision in the area to expand not contract.
We believe there are over 3500 patients registered at the practice. How do they go about registering with another GP?
We would appreciate your justification for the closure together with some explanation as to how the health provision will be increased elsewhere to cover the closure of the practice and to meet the ever growing demand locally.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Cllr Luke Clancy. Cllr Mario Creatura and Ian Parker (candidate)