Community comes together to support campaign against Emsworth Surgery move
Hundreds of local people have backed a campaign for doctors to keep an ongoing presence in the town centre should their proposed surgery move take place.
The plans would see the surgery relocate to Redlands Grange. Doctors are expected to make a final decision on whether to move the site north of the town in the forthcoming months.
Alan Mak, MP for the area, who launched the campaign recently, says the preferred aim is for a satellite surgery in the town centre, if the move gets the green light.
A satellite surgery currently takes place in Westbourne, close to the location of the new Redlands Grange clinic, so the precedent already exists.
Alan said: “Thank you to everyone who has backed me in my community campaign so far. Together our efforts can make a real difference.
“Over the coming months I’ll be continuing to put pressure on the doctors and ensure that the option for an ongoing presence in the town centre is fully explored.
“I encourage everyone who has not yet done so to sign my petition. The more people that sign-up the stronger the message that we can send to the doctors.
“Equally, please join me to deliver leaflets across Emsworth so we can secure even more support for our campaign.”
Paper copies of the petition can be found in H.H Treagust & Sons Butchers in the town.